***UPDATE: The report confirms claims by an earlier US Transportation Board report that the boat’s second mate had fallen asleep during the trip and missed an important course correction. ***
A new report on the Nathan E Stewart crash off the coast of Bella Bella in October of 2016 is set to be released today.
The Transportation Safety Board report takes a deeper look in to the big tug crash which caused more than 109 thousand litres of lubricants to leak in to the water.
To date, the Heiltsuk First Nation are still attempting to recover a 150 thousand dollar payment from owners Kirby Offshore Marine.
According to a US National Transportation Safety Board report, the boat’s second mate has already admitted to falling asleep and missing a critical course change.