Divers securing Miss Ally

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Navy dive team also en route to Miss Ally

Divers are heading into the water to examine the Miss Ally.

A private dive team on site of the capsized Miss Ally is helping to secure the vessel with air floats and naval vessels are en route with remotely operated vehicles to conduct an underwater assessment in the morning.

A private team led by seasoned local commercial diver Donnie Mahaney, who has the final decision whether or not his divers will be able to dive under the vessel, has been on the scene since early Saturday afternoon.

The Navy divers en route to the Miss Ally are expected to arrive on scene around 10 p.m. 

The operation to stabilize and dive on the vessel is one fraught with risks.

RCMP say the HMCS Glace Bay departed Halifax and is on route to the site with augmentation from Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic), Transport Canada.  The ship is expected to arrive in the area overnight to conduct the remotely operated vehicle underwater (ROV) assessment.     

The over-turned Miss Ally is located 129 nautical miles South East of Halifax, where the water depth is 900 metres and combined with sea and weather conditions the location of the hull further complicates efforts to investigate the submerged portion of the hull.   

Joint Task Force Atlantic will continue to support the RCMP's request for air surveillance and maintain air coverage of the scene until further notice.  

In support of the RCMP the Canadian Coast Guard vessel, Sir William Alexander, with two RCMP members onboard remains on scene to provide safety and security in the vicinity of the vessel. 

The overturned vessel is, approximately 25 nautical miles North West of the last emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) signal. 

The RCMP has updated the families with this information.

Police said no further updates were expected today, pending a significant development.

 

Organizations: Woods Harbour Community Centre

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  • ZAna Crocker
    February 28, 2013 - 20:43

    Watching every news cast to see updates on men lost as sea. My husband also lost at sea in Oct 10, 2012 in Meadows, Newfoundland. So very wrong. Praying for them. Feeling the pain for all those families.

  • Heather Crosby
    February 25, 2013 - 12:11

    Such a Tragedy. Praying for all the families, friends, and community

  • Minnie
    February 24, 2013 - 09:57

    Our prayers for everyone affected in this sad tradegy and also to those involved in the search....

  • DCMontreal
    February 24, 2013 - 08:45

    Nova Scotia fishermen show courage in search for lost vessel Miss Ally http://dcmontreal.wordpress.com/2013/02/24/nova-scotia-fishermen-show-courage-in-search-for-lost-vessel-miss-ally/

  • Dawn
    February 23, 2013 - 23:30

    the government should be ashamed of themselves Harper and all of you...pretty bad we as a community had to come together to do this and the Gevenment sit on their asses...while we risk our lives...SHAME GOVERMENT SHAME...Peace to the families love you all...the community itself is the hero!!! Government sucks...Gone But Never Forgotten...MISS ALLY CREW....

    • Chris
      February 24, 2013 - 13:12

      That's right Dawn, it's Harper's fault! " and the Gevenment sit on their asses...while we risk our lives...SHAME GOVERMENT SHAME..." "the community itself is the hero!!! Government sucks..." Who do you blame for your writing skills? This is NOT the place for blame!

  • Virginia Williams
    February 23, 2013 - 23:20

    May god bless each and everyone of you at this most difficult time .. and god please keep your arms wrapped around those divers and the rest of the people that are there looking to bring these wonderful young men home for closure ... amen

  • ALMA WALTERS
    February 23, 2013 - 19:27

    Praying for everyone AMEN

  • Pansy Vaughan
    February 23, 2013 - 18:59

    I hope all ends well,for the community

  • ja
    February 23, 2013 - 18:52

    this is horrible!. and hits so close to home my dad is a fisherman out yarmouth way and we are all sending are love and prayers to these men and families * :(

  • dorothy ellis
    February 23, 2013 - 18:49

    Why did it take the private people to look for these kids!!!You should be ashamed, you are all trained for this(apparently) When the private boats go ... you all show up like a bunch of yo hoo government idiots, it makes me sick to my stomach that you all let those five Boys die and not assist, shame on you!!!!!!!!!!

    • Chris
      February 24, 2013 - 13:16

      Do you actually believe what YOu wrote? You are one sad person if you do. Next time, and pray to God there isn't one, YOU better be first on deck!

  • Debi Lowe
    February 23, 2013 - 18:39

    My heat goes out to families and Hope they get closeure. Hope every one stays safe.

  • Don Adams
    February 23, 2013 - 18:07

    This latest outcome is certainly true to the quote: "Attitude is more important than facts" While the government indicated that the facts led them to believe that the boat was probably lost, however, the people of Woods Harbour never gave up with a positive attitude that the Miss Ally was still on the surface.

  • Lori Snook
    February 23, 2013 - 18:05

    I pray that the search is successful in retrieving the bodies of these young men if they are still inside the hull so closure can happen to this tragedy. I know personally what they are going through, we were lucky to get our dad's body and I pray that the same us for the families involved.

  • DIANE
    February 23, 2013 - 17:53

    praying for all the families that the divers find all the boys GOD BLESS ONE AND ALL my heart goes out to you i lost a son in a boating accident as well it is all so painful take care everyone i will be oraying for you

  • Melvin Pearo
    February 23, 2013 - 17:47

    Such a Tragedy. Praying for all the families, friends, and community at large.

  • MelvinPearo
    February 23, 2013 - 17:40

    God Bless You all in this terriable tragedy.

  • ruby
    February 23, 2013 - 17:31

    Continued prayers for men and their families.

  • nick
    February 23, 2013 - 17:27

    just got ashore a bit ago today..was thinkin of the boys and hope the divers stay safe and accomplish their mission!....god bless all!!

  • Don Adams
    February 23, 2013 - 16:59

    This latest outcome is certainly true to the quote: "Attitude is more important than facts" While the government indicated that the facts led them to believe that the boat was probably lost, however, the people of Woods Harbour never gave up with a positive attitude that the Miss Ally was still on the surface.

  • Julie
    February 23, 2013 - 16:49

    Praying for everyone.

  • margo
    February 23, 2013 - 16:47

    hope you all stay safe.Thinking of the families.

  • Rickey
    February 23, 2013 - 16:32

    Let the men be safe and deliver some good news for the families,Let us pray.

  • Heather
    February 23, 2013 - 16:32

    Good Luck to the divers and all the families. We are praying and thinking about you all !!

  • audrey deagle
    February 23, 2013 - 16:31

    my prayers be with all the divers and to the fisherman who were out there looking for these young man it is so very sad to there families and love ones i hope they found them so they can have a right burial my own brother was a fisherman him self for many years and seen alot my mother worried evey day he is retired now so i know some of your worries god bless everyone my prayers to you all

  • Diane
    February 23, 2013 - 16:29

    My god be with you all at this time. I hope the divers can bring the boys home. My thoughts are with all of you, I will continue to pray for you .

  • Marlene
    February 23, 2013 - 16:25

    Prayering that the men are found today to bring some closure to the families

  • Dorothy Baggio
    February 23, 2013 - 16:01

    Pray the divers will be safe!

  • Evelyn
    February 23, 2013 - 15:39

    i just saw the plane go over praying for the people loss there friends and family and cousins

  • Shirley
    February 23, 2013 - 15:35

    praying the divers are able to do the job they came to do and that everyone will be safe.

  • Audrey
    February 23, 2013 - 15:29

    Praying the divers will keep out of danger and accomplish what they came for.I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for the best.Thinking of the families.

  • Barbara
    February 23, 2013 - 15:18

    Praying that the divers will be kept safe and accomplish what they came for.

    • Debbie
      February 23, 2013 - 15:43

      Amen!