GATINEAU, QC, Sept. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - The sunken Canadian Coast Guard
(CCG) helicopter has been located by ArcticNet's Remote Operated
Vehicle (ROV) in the Arctic. A team consisting of the CCG, ArcticNet
and the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) is working to recover it.
The ice and weather conditions will continue to present a significant
challenge to the recovery operation. While the aim is to recover the
helicopter as quickly as possible, ensuring the safety of the personnel
and vessels involved in this operations is a first priority.
We will provide a more detailed update on the recovery efforts when more
information becomes available. The TSB would like to thank the CCG and
ArcticNet for their assistance. The TSB investigation is ongoing.
The TSB is an independent agency that advances transportation safety by
investigating occurrences in the marine, pipeline, rail and air modes
of transportation. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault
or determine civil or criminal liability.
SOURCE: Transportation Safety Board of Canada