New PDF release: The Queen of the North Disaster: The Captain's Story

By Colin Henthorne

Few contemporary occasions in British Columbia have seized the general public brain just like the 2006 sinking of the BC Ferries passenger vessel Queen of the North. throughout Canada, it used to be one of many most sensible information tales of the yr. In BC it has attained the prestige of nautical legend. Ten years later, questions are nonetheless being requested. How did a boat that sailed an identical direction hundreds of thousands of occasions fall sufferer to such an inexplicable errors? was once the bridge group playing around? Why does not anyone within the understand come ahead and inform the truth?

Nobody knew the send, the staff and the conditions that fateful March evening greater than the Queen of the North's long-serving captain, Colin Henthorne, and during this publication he ultimately tells his story.

The easy evidence are past dispute. simply after hour of darkness on March 22, 2006, the Queen of the North—carrying one hundred and one passengers—struck an underwater ledge off Gil Island, one hundred thirty five kilometres south of Prince Rupert. The impression tore open the ship's backside and ripped out the propellers. In lower than an hour, it sank 427 metres to the ground of Wright Sound. regardless of the crew's expert evacuation, passengers went lacking and feature by no means been found.

Helmswoman Karen Briker was once fired. Fourth Mate Karl Lilgert was once charged with felony negligence inflicting dying and sentenced to 4 years in criminal. Captain Henthorne, who was once no longer on watch on the time of the grounding, fought to maintain his activity and misplaced. It took him over six years to get better his career.

On the 10th anniversary of the tragedy, Captain Henthorne recollects with accuracy and aspect that ill-fated voyage and all its bad repercussions. The Queen of the North catastrophe: The Captain's Story dispels rumours approximately what quite occurred that evening, revealing a desirable within examine a latest marine disaster.

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By Colin Henthorne

Few contemporary occasions in British Columbia have seized the general public brain just like the 2006 sinking of the BC Ferries passenger vessel Queen of the North. throughout Canada, it used to be one of many most sensible information tales of the yr. In BC it has attained the prestige of nautical legend. Ten years later, questions are nonetheless being requested. How did a boat that sailed an identical direction hundreds of thousands of occasions fall sufferer to such an inexplicable errors? was once the bridge group playing around? Why does not anyone within the understand come ahead and inform the truth?

Nobody knew the send, the staff and the conditions that fateful March evening greater than the Queen of the North's long-serving captain, Colin Henthorne, and during this publication he ultimately tells his story.

The easy evidence are past dispute. simply after hour of darkness on March 22, 2006, the Queen of the North—carrying one hundred and one passengers—struck an underwater ledge off Gil Island, one hundred thirty five kilometres south of Prince Rupert. The impression tore open the ship's backside and ripped out the propellers. In lower than an hour, it sank 427 metres to the ground of Wright Sound. regardless of the crew's expert evacuation, passengers went lacking and feature by no means been found.

Helmswoman Karen Briker was once fired. Fourth Mate Karl Lilgert was once charged with felony negligence inflicting dying and sentenced to 4 years in criminal. Captain Henthorne, who was once no longer on watch on the time of the grounding, fought to maintain his activity and misplaced. It took him over six years to get better his career.

On the 10th anniversary of the tragedy, Captain Henthorne recollects with accuracy and aspect that ill-fated voyage and all its bad repercussions. The Queen of the North catastrophe: The Captain's Story dispels rumours approximately what quite occurred that evening, revealing a desirable within examine a latest marine disaster.

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