Captain of ill-fated boat in Maiden Cay to appear in court today

Monday, January 21, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The captain of the ill-fated boat that capsized off Jamaica's south-eastern coast in Port Royal last moth leaving two of the 13 people on board dead is to face the court today.

The captain, 57-year-old Hurbert Dowie of Michelin Avenue, Kingston was charged with operating an unlicensed vessel and is scheduled to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.

According to reports, 35-year-old Janelle Decrasseres and the other deceased woman 45-year-old Edith Petscha of Evergreen Drive in Hatfield, Manchester were among a group of twelve passengers who were being transported to Lime Cay about 8:40 am on December 29 when the vessel encountered difficulties.

Dowie was unable to rectify the issue and the vessel capsized.

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