HALIFAX (CP) — The RCMP say the hull of an overturned fishing boat off southwest Nova Scotia has been spotted.
The Mounties in Woods Harbour say aircraft observed the hull of the Miss Ally around 10 a.m. today.
They say at the time of the sighting, a fishing boat was about an hour away from the site and the Canadian Coast Guard was about 1 1/2 hours away.
The RCMP say crews will assess the situation and determine what happens next.
The boat capsized in heavy seas Sunday with the loss of five young fishermen.
The 13-metre vessel, which was on an extended halibut fishing trip, was last spotted by the coast guard on Tuesday, floating upside down more than 100 kilometres offshore.
After the search for survivors was called off, families of the fishermen asked federal authorities to recover the overturned vessel to determine if there were bodies inside.
Flights by military aircraft failed to turn up any sign of the Miss Ally on Friday.
The Canadian Coast Guard Vessel Sir William Alexander also found no trace after conducting a grid search in the area of a debris field that had been spotted by previous aerial surveillance.