Tall ship sinking probe focuses on response time

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The agency investigating the sinking of the Canadian tall ship Concordia will zero in on any safety deficiencies on board and whether the Brazilian navy was right to wait roughly 20 hours before sending out an aircraft to search for the vessel.

Sawyer said investigators want to know the condition of the three-masted barquentine before it sank, what the crew were doing, the weather and how people reacted when they realized the 187-foot ship was in trouble.

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