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Capt. Stephen Fossi was found guilty of two counts of manslaughter in a 2015 boat crash near Virgin Gorda, BVI and was ordered to pay $45,000 per count, according to the BVI Beacon. Fossi was convicted and sentenced this week and has until Feb. 29 to pay the fine or serve two years in prison.
Kari Way and Howard Anderson died in the accident in which Fossi allegedly was at the helm and wrecked a resort ferry. The two were among a group of about 12 passengers on the 33-foot M/V Inevitable that hit a large rock en route to Oil Nut Bay resort. Capt. Fossi was injured in the crash.
The Beacon reported that in order to declare a sentence, the judge took into account the defendant’s previous good character, no previous accidents or convictions and testimony from former co-workers which described him as a responsible captain. The judge said that Capt. Fossi “was remorseful, and has already suffered from emotional trauma”.
Capt. Fossi was in charge of marine operations at Oil Nut Bay Resort and YCCS Marina at the time of the incident.
To read more details visit BVI Beacon.
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