Underwater Nancy Glen surveys ongoing

KML's survey ship Severn Seas deploys an ROV. This picture was not taken in Loch Fyne.

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Remotely operated vehicle (ROV) surveys of the Nancy Glen, started yesterday, are being hampered by visibility.

The survey began as the government’s Marine Accident Investigations Branch tries to discover what happened to missing skipper, Duncan MacDougall and his crewman Przemek Krawczyk.

Keynvor Morlift Ltd’s vessel Severn Seas is at the scene by Barmore Island in Loch Fyne and has carried out a side-scan sonar survey of the wreck.

An MAIB spokesman said: ‘The ROV is fitted with cameras, used to collect important evidence as part of our investigation.

‘ROV surveys commenced on Wednesday, but progress has been slow due to low underwater visibility of around three metres and the risk of the ROV becoming snagged on wires and ropes around the wreck.

‘Our inspectors are on board, and are keeping the families updated on progress.’