The MAIB has issued a Notice of direction to prohibit access after a sunken vessel was found in the search for the Nicola Faith

The MAIB has issued a Notice of direction to prohibit access after a sunken vessel was found in the search for the Nicola Faith

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch has issued a notice that a sunken vessel deemed of significant interest has been found in the search for the Nicola Faith which has been missing since the 27 January last.

Notice of direction to prohibit access issued

A sunken vessel deemed to be of significant interest has been located in the Colwyn Bay area by an MAIB commissioned vessel searching for missing the fishing vessel Nicola Faith.

The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents has issued a ‘Notice of Direction to Prohibit Access’ around the wreck requiring that the wreck be left undisturbed until further notice, pending further investigation by the MAIB.

NOTICE OF DIRECTION TO PROHIBIT ACCESS

MAIB DIRECTION No 1/2021

WRECK OF UNIDENTIFIED VESSEL 53°20.019’N – 003° 41.876’W

Under the powers contained in:

Regulation 10(6) of the Merchant Shipping (Accident Reporting and Investigation) Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1743)

and

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Section 259(2)(d) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995

the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) hereby PROHIBITS access to and/or interference with the wreck of the Unidentified Vessel in the position stated, or its equipment and GIVES DIRECTION requiring that the same shall be left undisturbed until further notice, pending investigation by the MAIB.

Specifically prohibited are: anchoring in the vicinity of the wreck, fishing by nets, trawls or lines in the vicinity of the wreck, and any diving operations on the wreck or its outlying gear. For the purposes of this direction, the vicinity of the wreck shall be taken to be a circle, radius 200 metres, centred on the wreck’s location.

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