Audio recordings during Queen of the North negligence trial reveal frantic response
Ferry ran aground after missing turn, killing 2
(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Audio tapes of the immediate aftermath of Queen of the North's deadly 2006 accident indicate a frantic response to the catastrophe, the Vancouver Sun newspaper reported. The fouth officer is on trial for criminal negligence as a result of the accident that left two passengers missing. Radio recordings indicate no sign of trouble before the ferry missed a turn and ran hard into an island, and the tapes chronicle the chaotic evacuation of the 99 survivors.
Click here to view the newspaper's story, including dialogue from the tapes.