The Leviathan II is now back above water and is being kept in a secure location.
Meanwhile the investigation into the sinking of the whale-watching vessel – which claimed five lives with another passenger still missing – is continuing.
That’s according to the Transportaion Safety Board which says more experts will be coming in to conduct “detailed vessel testing”.
The TSB’s Marc-André Poisson says that involves examining the lifesaving equipment on board, and may include whether the wearing of life-jackets could have prevented the deaths.
“We haven’t developed an examination plan, it’s still too early for us. We’re still collecting information so we haven’t collaborated on the inspection plan for the life-saving equipment.”
Meanwhile the TSB says it has recovered electronic equipment which will be sent to the board’s Engineering Laboratory in Ottawa for further investigation.
Captain of the Leviathan II speaks
Captain Wayne Dolby of the Leviathan II made his first public statement since Sunday’s tragedy.
The 18-year-veteran of Jamie’s Whaling Station wrote in a statement that the public has not heard enough about the “courage and heroism” of the passengers and crew onboard at the time.
Describing it as “a terrible ordeal”, Dolby says he’s expressing his “heartfelt sympathies” for the families of the dead and missing in the sinking, adding that he’s praying “their loss will not stay” with them as long as Dolby says it will stay with him.
Meanwhile the TSB is continuing to investigate.