Police divers can not reach trawler boat safely
UPDATE: A NEW plan has begun after police say it's not safe to send divers to locate missing fishermen.
Queensland Police have confirmed an operation is underway to locate two men missing after a trawler capsized off Fraser Island the operation is now transitioning to a new phase.
The fishing trawler the Cassandra capsized around 6.45am on April 4 and David Chivers, 36 and Matt Robert, 60, who were on board, have not been found.
After days of an extensive aerial search involving multiple agencies - as well as patrols of Fraser Island's coastline - a vessel believed to be the Cassandra was located roughly 47 metres below the ocean's surface.
Official identification is yet to be confirmed, but current intelligence supports that the located vessel is the Cassandra.
The depth of the vessel's location means that Queenland Police Service (QPS) divers are unable to safely reach it.
David's wife Lyn confirmed police had advised the families it was unsafe for its divers.
As one part of the operation is being finalised, the QPS is transitioning to the next phase in order to bring closure to family members and to ensure coronial and operational requirements are met.
Ongoing discussion are being held with the family of the missing men and the Service's thoughts are with them at this difficult time.