NZer fined after boat tragedy

  • 28/02/2016
NZer fined after boat tragedy

A New Zealander who captained a boat that crashed in the British Virgin Islands last year, killing two people, has been fined US$90,000 (NZ$135,797) on manslaughter charges.

In the High Court, Justice Nicola Byer fined Stephen Fossi US$45,000 on each of the two counts, and ordered him to pay the money no later than Monday or serve two years in prison, BVI News Online reports.

The Crown said Fossi was taking a group out on the 10m vessel Inevitable when it crashed into a rock in the Cow Mouth area on January 24 last year.

Keri Anne Way, 27, from Michigan, and Jamaican man Howard Anderson died in the incident.

NZN