MAIB confirms wreck off Welsh coast is missing fishing boat Nicola Faith

Screencap of underwater video footage showing Nicola Faith's hull number (Photo: MAIB)

A wrecked vessel discovered off Colwyn Bay, Wales, last week is confirmed as being that of the missing fishing vessel Nicola Faith, the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) confirmed on Tuesday, April 13.

MAIB inspectors attended the site of the wreck 1.9 nautical miles off Rhos Point to identify the vessel. They were assisted by North Wales Police Underwater Search Team divers who undertook a comprehensive survey on behalf of the MAIB.

In addition to identifying the vessel, the survey gathered video evidence and information that the MAIB said will help inform investigators and assist in understanding the reasons for the sinking.

After all the evidence has been reviewed, including imagery from the dive team, a decision will be made by the MAIB regarding the next steps to be taken as part of the ongoing investigation.

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