Audio recordings during Queen of the North negligence trial reveal frantic response

(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.

By Professional Mariner Staff