NICOLA FAITH TO BE RAISED
Nicola Faith to be raised: MAIB Investigation Update. Since locating and identifying Nicola Faith in April, 1.9 nautical miles off Rhos Point, the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has gathered and analysed dive survey data from the vessel. The MAIB now intends to raise the vessel so that an in-depth examination and stability analysis can be carried out.
The vessel will be raised using a specially designed barge crane that has been chartered by MAIB. The operation will be undertaken when weather and tidal conditions are suitable. It will then be taken ashore to a secure location for further examination before being prepared for a stability assessment.
The Chief Inspector’s notice to prohibit access to the wreck remains in place. The families of the crew members have been notified of the plans.
About the MAIB
The role of the MAIB is to contribute to safety at sea by determining the causes and circumstances of marine accidents and working with others to reduce the likelihood of such accidents recurring in the future. Accident investigations are conducted solely in the interest of future safety. The Branch does not apportion blame and it does not establish liability, enforce laws or carry out prosecution