On Saturday, the ship will start the inspection of the Villa de Pitanxo, submerged at a depth of a couple of thousand meters A technician, appointed by the households, has joined the expedition in the present day The Ártabro will return to Galicia in June with extra solutions about what occurred
The court docket has allowed an skilled appointed collectively by the households to hitch the mission, along with the second skilled appointed by the Justice of the Peace.
Thus, the ship can proceed its course within the subsequent few hours, though it isn’t anticipated to return to Galicia till June. The plan is for work to start tomorrow, Saturday, within the space the place the Villa de Pitanxo sank on February 15, 2022.
The ship Ártabro, from the service firm ACSM from Vigo, set sail on May 17 for Canada to search for the Villa de Pitanxo and arrived a couple of hours in the past on the Canadian port of St. John’s the place it has picked up the second judicial skilled in a change within the Roadmap.
Thus, as much as 5 consultants take part within the search, location and inspection of Villa de Pitanxo. On the ship there’s a judicial skilled; one other appointed by the Maritime Accidents and Incidents Investigation Commission (Ciaim); a 3rd celebration from the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), which participates as an observer, and the skilled that the households demanded.
Although it needs to be talked about that the presence of this observer worries the households since they weren’t knowledgeable of his presence and the decide was not even conscious of his incorporation into the expedition.
It is much more putting that the ship set sail with out the second judicial skilled and, even in writing, they put up difficulties for yet another skilled to hitch the operation. They alleged a scarcity of area and a potential further price for the Vigo firm ACSM, which offers its providers for this mission.
For its half, the shipowner says that they’ve all the time complied with all the necessities that the court docket has addressed to them and that the ship left Vigo following the phrases of the contract signed between the shipowner and the Ministry.
The kin are already calmer after this choice by the decide to permit a technician, designated by them, to go aboard the Ártabro. They say that this can permit “all of the ensures of what constitutes proof included in a judicial course of.”
This ship has some submersible robots that may permit us to examine the wreck that’s sunk at a depth of a couple of thousand meters about 250 miles from Newfoundland.
We recall that the Villa de Pitanxo shipowner and boss are accused of 21 crimes of reckless murder and plenty of others towards the protection of staff.