Flight AF 447 on 1st June 2009
Press release, 19 April 2011
The cable vessel Ile de Sein, operated by Alcatel-Lucent and Louis Dreyfus Armateurs, is leaving the port of Las Palmas (Canary Islands) today to reach the port of Dakar by Friday 22 April. A Remora 6000 ROV and its team of operators from Phoenix International Inc are on board. A port call of a few hours in Dakar is scheduled in order to embark the investigation team before it leaves for the search area.
This team, directed by Investigator-in-Charge Alain Bouillard, assisted by three BEA Safety Investigators, will be made up of:
On board the vessel there will also be four Officers from the French Judicial Police, assisted by three specialists from the French Gendarmerie institute of criminal research (IRCGN).
Phase 5 will begin with detailed observation of the accident site and the search for the flight recorders. Once the latter are found, they will be lifted onboard the Ile de Sein and immediately placed under seal. They will then be transported by a French Navy vessel to a French port, and then sent by air to the BEA under the responsibility of an Officer of the Judicial Police.
During this time, parts from the aircraft that may prove to be useful to the investigation will be recovered.
The BEA reminds you that the retrieval of any bodies and personal effects is placed under the responsibility of the representatives of the judicial authorities.
Information to the media, 19 April 2011
Due to time constraints and the uncertainties inherent in maritime operations, it is difficult at this stage to be able to set out a clear schedule for media briefings in relation to the A330 AF 447 recovery operations.
The BEA will do its best to ensure that video footage of the ship and its equipment in Dakar will be provided to the media as soon as possible after the ship's departure. This video footage will be available from ECPA-D via SERT/Globecast.
IMPORTANT: Journalists who would nevertheless like to travel to Dakar, need to contact the port authorities directly in order to obtain an entry pass to the port.
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