Jan. 14: Criminal Negligence Trial of Ferry Officer Began
The criminal negligence trial of Karl Lilgert, Navigation Officer of the Queen of the North ferry, started in Vancouver. On March 22, 2006, the ferry crashed into an island and sank off the BC coast. Two passengers went missing and are presumed dead. A TSB investigation found that, at the time of the incident, Lilgert was the navigation officer and on the bridge.