Coast guard captain recalls Queen of the North ferry search

VANCOUVER – The confusion over whether the Queen of the North’s passengers were all accounted for after the ferry sank off the northern coast of British Columbia didn’t affect the search for potential survivors, a coast guard captain told a crew member’s criminal negligence trial Thursday. By the time the Sir Wilfrid Laurier reached the scene, a number of fishing boats, mostly from the nearby First Nations community of Hartley Bay, had already arrived and were transporting survivors to Hartley Bay. continue

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