Mon | Mar 18, 2019

Bail extended for Lime Cay boat captain

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:36 PM

Fifty-seven-year-old Herbert Dowie, the captain of the boat that capsized last month off the coast of Port Royal killing two women, had his bail extended when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today.

Dowie, who was granted station bail following the December 27, 2018 tragedy, is charged with operating an unlicensed vessel.

Dowie who is being represented by attorney-at-law Hensley Williams is to return to court on March 18.

Williams told Senior Parish Judge Vaughn Smith that he had not yet received the relevant documents from the Crown.

He said as soon as disclosures are made to the defence he would decide the way forward.

The two women who drowned during the mishap are 35-year-old Jannel Decasseres, of Summit Heights, St Andrew and 45-year-old Edith Petscha of Evergreen Drive in Hatfield, Manchester.

Reports are that the two women were among a group of 12 persons who were being transported to Lime Cay when the vessel in which they were travelling encountered difficulties and capsized.

Following investigations, Downie was charged as the vessel, the F/V Geraldine, was not licensed.

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