The survey vessel Vigilant left Peterhead Harbour late on Thursday 2nd April and continues searching for wreckage in the North Sea. The AAIB can also confirm it is chartering a salvage vessel which will commence operations in due course. The AAIB will then be joined on board by a team of salvage experts.
This is a complicated investigation which is drawing on expertise from different sectors and several agencies will continue working together.
Press Statement issued 3 April 2009