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Underwater vehicle to assess Miss Ally

RCMP say a remote underwater vehicle will attempt to examine an overturned fishing boat off southwest Nova Scotia on Sunday.

The Mounties say the HMCS Glace Bay is expected to arrive at the site of the Miss Ally sometime overnight and will conduct an assessment with a remotely operated vehicle on Sunday morning.

RCMP say searchers spotted the hull of the boat around 10 a.m. today, about 239 kilometres southeast of Halifax and 46 kilometres northwest of where the last emergency radio signal was sent.

They say the Canadian Coast Guard Vessel Sir William Alexander is on the scene and an aircraft will continue to maintain a visual sighting of the boat overnight.

The boat capsized in heavy seas Sunday with the loss of five young fishermen.

The 13-metre vessel, which was on an extended halibut fishing trip, was last spotted by the coast guard on Tuesday.

After the search for survivors was called off, the families of the fishermen asked federal authorities to recover the overturned vessel to determine if there were bodies inside.

The Canadian Press


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