The Canadian Press

2010-03-16 | Ferry Sinking Charges

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It took four years, but criminal charges were laid March 16th in the sinking of the BC Ferry Queen of the North. Fourth Officer Karl Lilgert, who was in charge of navigation when the ship ran aground and sank in 2006, was accused of two counts of criminal negligence causing the deaths of passengers Gerald Foisy and Shirley Rosette. Lawyer Peter Ritchie, who represented Foisy's daughters in a civil case, said the criminal trial would offer a little more information, but questions around things like rescue procedures, training and discipline might go unanswered. (In 2009, Foisy's two daughters won a 200 thousand dollar settlement against BC Ferries in a wrongful death suit.)

Date: 2010-03-16
Placeline: VANCOUVER, British Columbia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 13 seconds

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