Two separate investigations into a fishing vessel which caught fire off the Canterbury coast will begin in Lyttelton and Nelson today.
The Talley's fishing vessel the Amalta Columbia was towed into Lyttelton overnight, almost a day after the blaze started.
A review by the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) will begin in Lyttleton this morning, aimed at determining the cause of the fire.
Meanwhile, senior crew on board the ship will be interviewed in Nelson for a review on yesterday's rescue and recovery.
Fire spokesman David Berry confirmed that ONE News the ship docked in Lyttelton at 12.30 am today.
He said that the fire is now under control, but in order to ensure the boat does not sink, every litre of water that is pumped on has to be pumped off within 20 minutes.
The fire started in the fishmeal plant in the bottom of the boat and the captain sent a mayday call at around 5.30am which was picked up by another fishing vessel.
The ship arrived back in Lyttelton yesterday afternoon returning 39 of the crew to shore while four other crew members, including the captain and the first mate, headed back out to the damaged vessel to tow it back to port.
"It's obviously a stressful situation for all the crew and we will be looking after them," Talley's Nelson Division CEO Tony Hazlett said.
Hazlett said he has flown over the ship and hopes it will be salvaged.
"There was still a small amount of smoke coming from the vessel, it's sitting at about a five degree list, but to me it looks very salvageable," he told reporters.
According to the TAIC, the inquiry may take up to a year, and will review how the situation was handled on board, the cause of the fire, and how such a situation could be prevented.