Queen of the North

Sentenced

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The navigating officer who sailed the Queen of the North passenger ferry into a remote island off the northern coast of British Columbia, ...

Ferry Officer To Learn Fate

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The disgraced mariner who was in control of the Queen of the North passenger ferry when it sank off British Columbia's coast, leaving two ...

Ferry Officer To Appeal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The officer found guilty in the sinking of the Queen of the North ferry will appeal his conviction in the deaths of two passengers aboard ...

QUICK FACTS: Queen Of The North

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Navigating officer Karl Lilgert has been convicted of criminal negligence causing the deaths of two passengers in connection to the sinkin...

Ferry Officer Verdict In Fatal Sinking

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Seven years after a B.C. passenger ferry hit an island and sank, killing Gerald Foisy and his common-law wife Shirley Rosette, a jury has ...

B.C. Ferry Sinking Trial Loses Another Juror

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A juror at the trial for the crew member charged in connection to the sinking of the Queen of the North B.C. ferry has been excused, leavi...

Ferry Sinking Trial Missing Key Reports

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Jurors deliberating whether a crew member aboard the Queen of the North ferry is responsible for its sinking are combing through complex m...

Jury Warned About Ferry Officer's Affair

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The trial into the sinking of the Queen of the North passenger ferry revealed intimate details of a sexual relationship between the ship's...

Crown: Lilgert A 'Liar'

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The only two people who know what really happened on the bridge of the doomed Queen of the North passenger ferry in the minutes before it ...

Fatal Ferry Sinking Called 'Honest Mistake'

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Karl Lilgert acknowledges he was in charge of the Queen of the North passenger ferry in the dying minutes of its final voyage seven years ...

Did Sex, Argument Sink A B.C. Ferry?

CP | Tyler Harbottle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Karl Lilgert was either having sex or a heated argument with his former lover on the bridge of a B.C. ferry the night it hit an island and...

B.C. Ferry Officer On Trial Bursts Into Tears

CP | Tyler Harbottle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The man at the helm of the B.C. ferry the night it sank told jurors he should have taken the ship off of autopilot himself instead of rely...

B.C. Officer Explains How Ferry Crashed

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - As the Queen of the North sailed into the darkness down British Columbia's Inside Passage seven years ago, the ship's navigating officer s...

Ferry Officer Missed Safety Checks: Mariner

CP | Rebekah Funk, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The crew at the helm of an ill-fated B.C. ferry missed at least 12 minutes worth of crucial checks, something an expert mariner told a cri...

Ferry Sinking Trial Hears Conflicting Evidence

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Even before the Queen of the North passenger ferry was sitting at the bottom of the ocean off British Columbia's northern coast, the offic...

Ferry Officer Wasn't Trained On Autopilot

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The order to switch to manual steering came about the same time Karen Briker first noticed treetops outside a window where there should ha...

Ex-Lovers Alone In Wheelhouse Before Crash

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - As the Queen of the North passenger ferry sailed on a collision course with a remote island off British Columbia's northern coast, Karen B...

Inadequately Staffed Before Deadly Crash?

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The bridge of an ill-fated British Columbia ferry may not have been staffed according to federal government regulations before the ship sl...

Navigator Blamed Other Boat For Ferry Crash

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The officer in charge of navigating the Queen of the North blamed another vessel and poor visibility minutes after the B.C. Ferries ship m...

'The Ship Was Right Up Against The Red'

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - First came an unusually loud noise, and then the boat rocked, but the colours of the passenger ferry's radar screen are what Kevin Hilton ...

Accused Crew Member Appeared Suicidal: Ferry Trial

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The crew member who was navigating the Queen of the North passenger ferry when it sank, leaving two passengers missing, appeared distraugh...

Trapped On Sinking Ferry

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - It wasn't the crash that woke up Colin Henthorne, the captain of the Queen of the North passenger ferry, but frantic banging on his cabin ...

Ferry Hit Like A 'Gong': Engineer

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Lynn Cloutier was asleep in her cabin on the second deck of the Queen of the North passenger ferry when she was rattled awake by a sound l...

B.C. Ferry Crash 'Watching The Titanic'

CBC | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A Queen of the North ferry crew member told a B.C. Supreme Court jury in Vancouver that watching the ship go down seven years ago was like watching th...

What Sunken Ferry's 'Black Box' Revealed

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Data recovered from a ferry that sank off the coast of British Columbia seven years ago, killing two passengers, depicts a routine voyage ...