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Transport Canada still seeking cause of sinking in Charlottetown Harbour

This picture was taken by a crew with the HMCS Queen Charlotte which responded to a vessel in distress in the mouth of the Charlottetown Harbour on Wednesday night. Fifteen people were rescued in the water or clinging to the sinking vessel.
This picture was taken by a crew with the HMCS Queen Charlotte which responded to a vessel in distress in the mouth of the Charlottetown Harbour on May 9, 2018. Fifteen people were rescued in the water or clinging to the sinking vessel. - Contributed

Transport Canada’s compliance review of a pleasure craft that sank in the mouth of the Charlottetown Harbour on May 9, leaving 15 people to be fished out of the water, is continuing.

“The department will take appropriate action should any safety or regulatory deficiencies be identified during the course of the review,’’ a spokesman told The Guardian Friday.

Sailors from HMCS Queen Charlotte were first to respond, arriving to find 15 people who were stranded in the water, some clinging to the boat.

One person was transported to hospital with a mild case of hypothermia.

Related: Charlottetown Fire Department, Canadian navy respond to boat sinking

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