The bulk carrier MV Giulia I was reportedly hit by a high wave January 30, about 320 nautical miles southeast of Nova Scotia. As a result, one member died and three others were injured.
The ship had 20 crew on board, and was diverted to Halifax, where it arrived on February 01. The crew members on board are shaken up after losing a fellow sailor
The crew members now hope to get off the vessel before setting sail again, as they haven’t left the vessel since September.
In a statement to CBC News, the Canada Border Services Agency said it is not their role to grant or restrict shore leave.
Transport Canada is currently leading the investigation into the accident. Specifically, it is conducting a port state control inspection of the vessel to review compliance with the Maritime Labour Convention and ensure obligations regarding crew wellness and rights are respected.
The department is also inspecting the vessel for damage and ensuring it is sufficiently crewed according to applicable laws.
The ship will remain in Halifax until the inspection is complete.