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UPDATE: Howard Anderson & Kari Way confirmed dead

-Mincainton Laurent and Steve Fossi critical and among those hospitalized
January 25th, 2015 | Tags: boating accident Oil Nut Bay dead missing
It has been confirmed that Kari Way (left) and Jamaican national Howard Anderson are the two that died in yesterday's tragedy. Photo: Provided
One of the injured persons Mincainton Laurent. Photo: Provided
One of the injured persons Mincainton Laurent. Photo: Provided
VISAR confirmed that the body of the missing woman has been found. Photograph above shows the scene just after daybreak this morning. Photo: Team of Reporters
VISAR confirmed that the body of the missing woman has been found. Photograph above shows the scene just after daybreak this morning. Photo: Team of Reporters
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Close relatives, friends and persons with direct relations to the dead and some of the injured in the ill-fated boat accident in Virgin Islands waters yesterday morning January 24, 2015 have confirmed that Jamaican national Howard Anderson and Kari Way are the two that died.

Initial reports had indicated that those who were rushed to the Peebles hospital following the accident did not sustain life threatening injuries but this news site has had communication with persons with very close relations to two of those who said that Mincainton Laurent and Steve Fossi are in critical condition.

The best friend and confidant of Mincainton Laurent, still in tears up to late last night January 24, 2015 said that he was unresponsive with major injuries to the head. The very person has indicated that Fossi is no better.

Persons who work at the Oil Nut Bay Resort said that while they knew the other two who are said to be hospitalised, they were not sure of their names as they were relatively newly employed there.

This news site will continue to bring you further updates as the information becomes available.

See previous article published on January 24, 2015:

UPDATE: VISAR confirms woman’s body found

-2 now dead in tragic boat accident in Virgin Islands water involving boat transporting persons to Oil Nut Bay!

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) has confirmed that the body of a woman who went missing following this morning’s January 24, 2015 boat accident off Virgin Gorda has been found.

The search began for her following the accident during which a boat conveying staff of Oil Nut Bay resort crashed into a rock, leaving one man dead.

According to sources, the two who are now confirmed dead had resided at Oil Nut Bay, Virgin Gorda where they worked and at the time of the accident they along with several others were headed back to the resort from Valley, Virgin Gorda.

The man is said to have been an engineer attached to Oil Nut Bay resort.

We will provide further information when it becomes available.

See previous article published on January 24, 2015:

Man dead, woman missing in boat accident

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - This news site has confirmed that one man had died in a boating accident in the early morning hours of today January 24, 2015.

It has also been confirmed that Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) personnel are searching for one woman who went missing during the boating accident.

According to the information received and confirmed by an inside Police source the vessel which had approximately a dozen persons on board was heading to Oil Nut Bay, Virgin Gorda when it apparently collided with a large rock in the dark of night.

Most of the persons managed to be rushed to safety but the one died and it is believed that a woman went under as she is missing from among those that were on board the vessel. Several other persons were rushed to Peebles Hospital but their condition was said to be non-life threatening.

We will provide further details as they become available.

129 Responses to “UPDATE: Howard Anderson & Kari Way confirmed dead”

  • ... (24/01/2015, 07:50) Like (19) Dislike (13) Reply
    so sad so sad RIP
    • Juli (24/01/2015, 15:58) Like (80) Dislike (33) Reply
      It's my cousin from northern michigan she comes from a great family of 5 girls. Wonderful parents will be greatly missed.
      • Charlevoix Resident (25/01/2015, 16:26) Like (30) Dislike (16) Reply
        I went to school with the woman and her siblings. This is such a tragedy. The whole family has been nothing but supportive to anyone and everyone, inside and outside this community. I still remember watching Kari be crowned Venetian Queen (our biggest event of the year). I really hope her family finds peace. Death is never easy, and never stops hurting. The only thing that makes us feel better is knowing they are with our loved ones in heaven. God bless the Way family and friends.
      • SWC (27/01/2015, 16:00) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        I am so sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone that you love.
      • Steve (27/01/2015, 16:19) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
        im from charlevoix. Soo tragic
    • please pray (24/01/2015, 18:39) Like (26) Dislike (10) Reply
      Please keep family of deceased in your prayers..May god give them faith and courage to go through this time of grieve!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • Charlevoix Resident (27/01/2015, 11:26) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      This experience has been a tragedy enough for all involved both near and far. Now it's time for the families of the lost ones to be able to put their loved ones to rest. Let the Way family bring their daughter/sister home and be put to rest where she belongs. #letKaricomehome
    • thompson (29/01/2015, 19:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I personally Know the Jamaican Guy Anderson we worked together for yrs in Jamaica .. great guy he will sadly be missed .. one love my friend
      • MikeyMike (14/07/2015, 15:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Thompson....could you give me a call or a number where I may call you? My U.S. cell is 786-473-0755.
        Many thanks....MikeyMike
      • ABC (14/07/2015, 16:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Thompson,

        Would you happen to know the best way to contact Howard's family? We'd like to send our condolences to the family and speak to them on behalf of the Way family.

        Very appreciated
    • concerned citizen (08/03/2015, 21:26) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply

      Has anyone asked if the captain was drinking that evening?

      That boat is owned directly or indirectly by David Johnson of Michigan who is the developer of Oil Nut Bay and the yacht cub. 

      Ask for the boating policy, two lives were lost because it was ignored.

  • sad ti6 mes :( (24/01/2015, 08:45) Like (44) Dislike (16) Reply

    Sad times....very sad times. Hate when life is taken while having a good time. the BVI Port Authority should held responsible . On money than one occasion they were told to move and upgrade the light that is about 20 feet into the land with 20 feet of rocks heading out to sea. This is a wake up called for all of the boat captain of Virgin Gorda to demand for a better system. Not everyone that visit the BVI is a professional captain or have the local knowledge.

    Sad times for family and friends, let's be sure this never happened again.

    • Really? (24/01/2015, 09:43) Like (30) Dislike (47) Reply
      The boat is a FERRY - had a "professional" skipper running a route he's done many times, don't tell me he doesn't know where Eagle Point is! It's carelessness, nothing else.
      • Saddened (24/01/2015, 11:01) Like (19) Dislike (6) Reply
        That boat is not a ferry, it's a personal boat.
      • gary (24/01/2015, 19:05) Like (35) Dislike (3) Reply
        People have died here. Calling the skipper careless is hugely irresponsible of you unless you were there. Allow the necessary parties to sort through the facts. RIP
      • Mermaid! (25/01/2015, 00:36) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
        Sorry, Really? Not Eagle Point...Mountain Point...!
      • Shut the hell up (25/01/2015, 17:23) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        Which part of that boat look like ferry stop running your trap and you not certain what you are saying I saw the crash site may they both R.I.P
      • Captain (26/01/2015, 20:22) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
        It was not a ferry, but a rubber boat
      • vicki (27/01/2015, 22:05) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        The beacon identifing the rock, is to the right of the boat on a bigger rock, the rock the boat hit doesn't have a beacon on it, so therefore the beacon is on the wrong bloody rock!!! An issue for the BVI government to sort out before blaming the skipper as this is the second accident in this area, both happened at night, both skippers know the waters.......it just shows how different things look in the dark. Fortunately no one was killed in the first accident. I know these waters well as I lived there for 3 years, and have passed by the rock in the dark on a boat before. If you don't know the waters or the area, you should keep your judgements to yourselves.......peoples lives were lost, respect the fact that the loved ones of these people might be reading this!!
    • reality (26/01/2015, 09:40) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply

      The BVI Port Authority should be held responsible, it's no the first accident at mountain point with people driving boats that live in the area, yet they have still done nothing to mark the point any better. Unfortunately they are that USELESS it will take deaths before they give the matter some attention, much like the Beef island accident years ago. I know for a fact that night two marker lights were't working from Spanish town to Mountain point, unacceptable, sheer incompetence.

      • Responsibility (27/01/2015, 07:26) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        captains (professional or private) must take personal responsibility for safe operation day or night. the light likely can't be moved lower - seas and rocks too rough much of the time to place lower or a marker in water. in the wake of tragedy we blame anything and everyone but ourselves
  • Wow! (24/01/2015, 08:52) Like (15) Dislike (91) Reply

    We can count on VINO...!

    • Fling (24/01/2015, 09:37) Like (181) Dislike (0) Reply
      Don't u mean VISAR? Twenty volunteers left their warm beds to help with this tragedy.
      • CallofDuty (24/01/2015, 10:04) Like (18) Dislike (4) Reply
        How do you become a volunteer at Visar
        • Music (24/01/2015, 12:10) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
          If you are on Tortola go to the VISAR base at Road Reef in Road Town at 6pm on any Monday, and you will be welcomed. If you are in VG the base is just along from the Marina and shopping centre in The Valley.
      • Wonder (24/01/2015, 10:20) Like (71) Dislike (3) Reply
        Thank you VISAR and all your volunteers for assisting in this tragedy. Without your Organisation they could have been even more people who could have died. This is the second "mass casuality" this week for you. Well done keep up the good working.
      • ok (26/01/2015, 01:47) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
        VISAR you have become the Coast Guard and the Life Blood of BVI Search and Rescue and we always appreciate your work but everyone had a role to play, some very small and some very major like yours. We would like to see more. Public Service announcement or Posters telling people about maritime safety and wear your life jacket. Not only the captain fall short but the Government for not deploying warning markers and Oil Nut Bay for not making policies about staff being on the water so late and more. An American and a Jamaican Lost their lives and a Dominican and perhaps another American is in Critical condition. Was this an accident waiting to happen?
    • Guard (24/01/2015, 09:54) Like (7) Dislike (30) Reply
      How long did it take the BVI coast guard to get to the boating accident?
      • Wonder (24/01/2015, 12:17) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
        There is no BVI Coast Guard
        • BVI gyal (25/01/2015, 15:34) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
          BVI is not American, we have VISAR, POlice and Customs and Fire, and volunteers.
          • Online Now (25/01/2015, 16:50) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
            VISAR are volunteers. We should be very grateful. Sorry for all involved in the accident.
            • Compass Rose (26/01/2015, 15:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
              Who much money does the government put into visar? How many vbi belongers are volunteers?
  • mvw (24/01/2015, 08:56) Like (16) Dislike (16) Reply
    i know the NDP is a humbug but please blogers do not blame them for this!
  • cathy (24/01/2015, 09:05) Like (63) Dislike (4) Reply
    Father God I ask that you give their families a peace that passes all understanding. Comfort them Lord may they feel your presence like never before. I thank you Lord for your peace.
  • Concerned (24/01/2015, 09:12) Like (31) Dislike (23) Reply
    Were those on the vessel wearing life jackets?
    • Hmmm (24/01/2015, 10:53) Like (38) Dislike (1) Reply
      don't see why people would dislike this post but safety comes first.
    • Roders (24/01/2015, 12:12) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      I am not sure of all on the vessel but the women found was not wearing one. Was a horrible site. Condolences to the families of those involved.
    • Sailor (24/01/2015, 14:12) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      Under those conditions (night and rain squalls), it's a no brainer.
  • ĺady bird (24/01/2015, 09:38) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    I dont have words to say god help your family
  • Life jackets? (24/01/2015, 09:45) Like (12) Dislike (12) Reply
    It's the ONB ferry, do you wear a life jacket on the boat to STT?
    • Hmmm (24/01/2015, 11:01) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
      this is a really foolish comment. Ferries are enclosed but these boats (one in the accident) is a small open vessel where persons are either standing up holding on. Any sudden impact will send person or persons flying.........
    • bumblebee (24/01/2015, 15:17) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      one's personal safety should dictate the choice of wearing a lifejacket when travelling on the sea.be prepared
  • ccc (24/01/2015, 10:02) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    May god have mercy on all
  • life (24/01/2015, 10:06) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow. May the families find comfort. Life you just don't know when it's your turn.
  • Trly Sad (24/01/2015, 10:16) Like (5) Dislike (13) Reply
    This is so sad. What would have been more sad if the officials were on the boat. I wonder if they were coming back from dropping them off? So sad though.
  • Negligence? (24/01/2015, 11:12) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply
    Dark night, fast boat, to reach that high on the rocks...
  • sea it clear (24/01/2015, 11:30) Like (44) Dislike (9) Reply
    @really it's a boat accident - human error or not, being a professional captain or not -drinking or not, no moon light or not, it's an accident. .people died.

    For future of safety for avoiding accident there again it is just 100% right to relocate the signal light on the point. Any boat, local or not locally knowledge -train or untrained even myself this can happen to with miss calculation Of seeing a light blinking 20 feet in land and remembering to stay 30 feet outside of that is a sign for error -an error that could have been avoided and one that can be prevented from taken place again. If their were drinking and be lawless or not - now the attention is in that location it's time to look at the bigger picture (Future safety precaution) Someone lost relative And I lost 2 friends with few hospitalized. Sad, very sad. But the signal light need to be looked into.
    • humbug (25/01/2015, 06:50) Like (33) Dislike (2) Reply
      IMHO.. and having lived in NS for 7 years over the past 40.. and rounding that point at all hours.. the light probably would not survive any closer to the water with the winter ground swell breaking over it.. depth perception suffers at night and night vision can diminish when electronics are too bright.. GPS charts are not always accurate.. the absolute best is the Mark 1 navigation instrument- the human eye.. and approaching SLOW enough to register it all and take appropriate measures.. sad that the lesson cost lives.. sad.. Master of the vessel has ultimate responsibility.. no one or organization or Government can be blamed- it is the ocean- not a public highway... the most dangerous thing on a boat is usually the "schedule"
    • sail4hire (25/01/2015, 22:31) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      There was a similar accident there last year, no lives lost.
      The problem with moving the light closer to the point is that it is exposed to the Northerly swell and it will not last long. Then there will be no light.
      The whole North Sound area is seeing an increase in boat traffic so this type of thing will become more common. I have always thought it somewhat of a miracle that there has not been a collision at Mountain Point as it is a bit of a blind corner, even in daylight! Mariners need to give it a wide berth regardless of the conditions, and always travel at a reasonable speed when visibility is reduced.
      • jack (26/01/2015, 12:46) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
        The N swells might not destroy a light that is well built. Lighthouses across the world are built in high swell locations, no?
        Also, if not, why not a buoy just offshore?
        We need to get rid of this 'can't-do' attitude towards sorting these kind of problems out effectively – peoples' lives are at risk!
        • Zachary (28/01/2015, 14:18) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
          If we could put a man on the moon decades ago, we can sure as heck figure out how to properly light a dangerous coast. Of course, we don't know if visibility caused this tragedy. It could be any number of things, including mechanical failure, medical emergency or some sort of mischief.
  • dogfish (24/01/2015, 11:59) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    What were the weather conditions? A seasoned captain with knowledge of the area and working electronics shouldnt have had that accident. Maybe fell asleep or had a medical condition? Prayers of peace for the victims and families.
  • IT COULD HAVE BEEN YOU OR ME (24/01/2015, 13:43) Like (28) Dislike (4) Reply
    stop blaming ! Pray for the mourning families! Pray for added strength for VISAR members! and Pray that the ministry responsible move those lights and put them in the correct place!
  • Truth & Lies (24/01/2015, 13:44) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Damn...
  • Mindful (24/01/2015, 13:51) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    It doesn't matter weather he was a seasoned captain or not, life jackets or not now. People passed away. Have some damn sensitivity to the friends and families of the victims. Rest in peace...
  • Jah Clean (24/01/2015, 13:56) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    Only the most high father know's best.
  • Sailor (24/01/2015, 14:11) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    Terrible and entirely preventable strategy. Rain squalls were coming through around that time. Probably over reliance on GPS forgetting that GPS and paper charts do not coincide, and disregarded the well known fact that the Mountain Point light is inland from the hazard, while going at full throttle instead of slowing down if under of position.
  • Charlevoix (24/01/2015, 14:37) Like (34) Dislike (19) Reply
    Please pray for the woman's family. She has a wonderful family in Charlevoix, Michigan, and was a beautiful woman inside and out.
    • Charlevoix2 (25/01/2015, 00:01) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yes she was!!
      • Charlevoix 3 (25/01/2015, 16:59) Like (11) Dislike (5) Reply
        Terrible tragedy...Prayers go out to the families affected by this....Charlevoix will be strong for The Way Family in their time of need.
        • Charlevoix 4 (26/01/2015, 19:03) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
          Charlevoix has just finished burying two of it's finest young superstars who were killed in a terrible auto accident, now a third who was so beautiful and precious to her family and our town...she chose to see a bigger part of our world and now this...yes people, keep your loved ones in your heart and pray for all involved. We have lost a beautiful shing star.
  • peer moss (24/01/2015, 14:45) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    pray
  • hi (24/01/2015, 15:48) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Condolences to the families and friends. Speedy recovery to the injured.
  • Lily Ann (24/01/2015, 15:58) Like (8) Dislike (62) Reply
    Oil Nut ... look out for a heftyyyyy lawsuit from the White family eh !!!!
  • one eye (24/01/2015, 16:52) Like (5) Dislike (10) Reply
    Thanks for the photo vino
  • fish (24/01/2015, 17:27) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Oh Lord why?
  • VIP ATTACK CANINE (24/01/2015, 19:52) Like (1) Dislike (75) Reply
    And the NDP did nothing to avert this accident! This would have never happen under the VIP, the party that built this country.
    • Yes (25/01/2015, 11:44) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply

      Look M...n, blogging with trickery. No, this one can't be blamed on the NDP too..lol

  • rose (24/01/2015, 20:11) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    Speedy recovery for my son minchie god knows best it could be worse thank you jesus for yr blessing upon my son hope u get well soon

  • just asking... (24/01/2015, 20:31) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    What about thoes in hospital?
  • Goodness (24/01/2015, 23:35) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Howard RIP we the long bay family will miss you!!!you were a good man
    • alex (25/01/2015, 09:07) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      RIP Howard ,I will miss you and will always remember your good advices.
      • Nikki (25/01/2015, 22:55) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
        Howard is the father of my son Christopher Anderson he is heartbroken thanks to everyone for ur prayers .
        • Mel (26/01/2015, 14:50) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
          He was my pass co worker humble friendly all good quality he was a good friend to me am truly sorry for your lost.but god promise to wipe away all tears from your eyes .like howard like to say take it easy mon .may his rest in peace .
        • Jeckel (28/02/2015, 08:46) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
          My condolences to the families of Howard Anderson and especially to son Christopher. He was a giant classmate amongst Dinthill Technical High School Class of 1974. May his soul RIP.
          • Dear Jeckel (14/07/2015, 17:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
            We are working with the family of the other victim to try and understand what happened. Would you know a convenient way to speak or contact Howard Andersons' family?
        • To NIKKI (14/07/2015, 17:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Nikki,

          First, my deepest condolences to you and your family. My firm is working with the family of Kris Way to understand what exactly happened to all those tragically lost on this fateful day. If you'd like, we would like to speak with you about your understanding on what happened, about Howard and about how you are moving forward after this terrible accident. Please respond in this area or contact me at bchiriboga@moore-and-co.com
  • Real Talk (25/01/2015, 07:09) Like (45) Dislike (1) Reply
    People oil nut bay is on the easterern end of where the accident happened,the usually pic up staff,from gun reek or Leverick,not weather,not lights talk the truth,they were returning from partying in Spanish town.
  • Wrong is Wrong Right is Right... (25/01/2015, 09:10) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    They Lived there as Staff, Returning from a Turt Up night....to close to the shoreline, fast Open RHIB not a Ferry not a personal Craft O.N.B RHIB...... I think the Captain should have known that passage by now....come on..... Struppsss

    Hold ON Mr Laurent, RIP HOWARD
  • NDP to blame (25/01/2015, 09:19) Like (3) Dislike (24) Reply
    Ndp creating all this lawlessness no rules / people come to this country and do what they like/ as long as they rich/now. Innocent people dying
  • ldb (25/01/2015, 09:44) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    been to virgin gorda 40 years and don't recall hearing or seeing any boats traveling in the dark...
  • AuntieP (25/01/2015, 11:09) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply
    Accidents happen. That's part of life. It's not a time for bigotry and blame. Its time to unite spiritually in prayer for the deceased, injured, hurting, grieving, traveling, and healing. There may have been 12 on the boat but this accident will effect thousands when you consider the rescuers, medical personnel, coworkers, friends, and home communities. I pray that seeds of compassion will be planted in you with hard hearts. I also join with you, already in prayer, and ask God, in all His Mercies, to provide comfort and healing. I ask as well for wisdom for those in positions of authority to resolve the lighting and regulatory issues so such tragedies end with this one. ... Lord, Have mercy...
  • ff (25/01/2015, 14:09) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    Thanks for the pic vino
  • Last Man (25/01/2015, 14:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    In tears, my friend Laurant u gone and I spoke with u days prior. Condolences to the families.
    • sweet girl (26/01/2015, 09:12) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      he is in hospital doing a bit bitter we must pray form him and his family at this time
  • Trudi (25/01/2015, 14:38) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rest in peace Howard. You were a really great friend. You will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing you. Prayers to your family at this time. I'm so saddened by this news.
  • Oh No (25/01/2015, 17:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Howard what do i say gone too soon but i am happy to have met you sleep on my friend sleep on god knows best.
  • Browneyes (25/01/2015, 19:27) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Praying for you Minchy!
  • Charlevoix (25/01/2015, 22:11) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    My prayers go out to kris and Barney! They are in my prayers we have had a few tragedy in Charlevoix lately. ❤️
    • cousin (26/01/2015, 22:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Barney & Kris our hearts are broken & pray everyday for all our family too! Xo words fail to to express our heart!
  • abe (26/01/2015, 08:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    in this time of tragedy we as a people should come together to offer any help possible to those who are suffering from the loss of their loved ones
  • abe (26/01/2015, 08:47) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    in this time of tragedy we as a people should come together to offer any help possible to those who are suffering from the loss of their loved ones
  • Jera (26/01/2015, 09:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Praying for a speedy recovery for you cuz(Minchie) and the Captain.
  • Read (26/01/2015, 10:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    so sad to read this on a monday morning
  • crying all now (26/01/2015, 10:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    i knew all the the workes tears
  • old salt (26/01/2015, 11:00) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    There is an important and valuable lesson here for all mariners both seasoned and novice. Experience and expertise can lead to complacency, especially on an often traveled familiar route. Electronics may send you into harms way on occasion. There is a navigation light clearly visible just above the stranded vessel. Had a diligent and careful watch been on going this accident would not have occurred. Distracted driving also takes place on the water. Maintain a proper watch and slow down if you are not able to visually determine there is absolutely no danger in your path. My thoughts and prayers to all the victims and those who know them and may the living heel! KEEP A GOOD LOOKOUT!
  • friend (26/01/2015, 13:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nikki, are you the cosmetologist from JA? I think I know you and Howard. So sad...
  • vex (26/01/2015, 17:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Such a horrible way to start the new year
  • Jen (26/01/2015, 22:43) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    The light at mountain Point is not set all the way at the end of the rock but a local captain with the knowledge knows that. I always went there really slow and rather too far off tha too close. This is very sad and I feel with the families and friends. May they rest in peace!
  • one eye (26/01/2015, 23:04) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    i am sure oil nut bay insurance is up to date
  • Yacht crew (27/01/2015, 09:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I think M/Y Sycara V Captain and crew did amazing job in Search and recovery!!!
  • Commanda (27/01/2015, 13:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Does anyone have an update on Minchie's condition?
  • Charlevoix Kid (27/01/2015, 14:06) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Sleep well Kari you're missed and condolences to the families of both
  • cataloma27 Ole (27/01/2015, 15:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    it is a very sad story. my condolens to there friends & family. i al
    lwas thought goin out to the ocean is a very high responsabilite
  • Tall (27/01/2015, 17:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So sad another on gone again
  • heart broken (27/01/2015, 22:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It was a great pleasure working with both Howard and Kari, my heart sank when ive learnt that they were gone. My prayers goes out to Minchie and Fossi hang in there guys may the Lord bless both of you. Condolences goes out to the families.R.I.P
  • SHAME (28/01/2015, 00:57) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    The crew did not have a chance, sorry to say looking at this picture this boat did not clip one of the rocks at sea, it was headed inland
  • CHS alumni chx (28/01/2015, 10:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    RIP Kari. Prayers for your family during this time. RIP
  • Greatley Saddened (28/01/2015, 11:52) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    My heart breaks for all involved. My son works at ONB. He was supposed to be on the boat but went to a different restaurant so came home on a different boat and I am so thankful to God for that. He and all of the staff at ONB are so heartbroken and sick over this tragedy. Reading all of these comments, I am disgusted by the negativity and criticism. No one except the captain and the people on the boat know exactly what happened. That poor man will have to live with this for the rest of his life. We should be focusing on the families of those killed and injured and praying for them instead of second guessing everything. Putting a light on the rock? Yes, a great big yes. But let the rest go and just pray for those involved, and for the communities that will be forever changed by the loss of their loved ones. Life is short, people - lets focus on positives and help support eachother, not tear eachother down.
  • CHX Resident (28/01/2015, 13:43) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rest in peace Miss Kari Way.. We pray for your , Parents, Sisters and family.... Such a tragic loss....
  • Blind at night (28/01/2015, 21:02) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    If they don't release the body, what are hiding?
  • Capt mcsorley (28/01/2015, 21:11) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Boozing and cruising in the middle of the night? Driving fast in charted waters at night sounds like bad seamanship. Weather a factor? Why couldn't the resort provide accommodations after the event for their workers. Sounds fishy.
  • Ex North sounder (29/01/2015, 03:52) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Get well soon Minchie.... thoughts are with you!
  • popeye (29/01/2015, 12:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Anyone know how the hospitalized are Doug today?
  • janet (29/01/2015, 20:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    im so sorry to hear the lost of my friend howard anderson called andy pass coworker in jamaica until he left to the vi to work im so sorry to hear may is soul r.i.p and my condolance to the family and my heart goes out to that tradedy that happen im in so much shock.i will be prayer for the family god knows best he is in a better place r.i.p my dear friend andy.
  • Past ONB associate (02/02/2015, 00:03) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    This was part of a pattern of bad judgement on the part of owners and management at ONB. Drinking late and driving in those waters was and is routine. This was " inevitable". Very sad. Prayers to all. There blood is on the hands of the owners of ONB
  • Yachting Peer (04/02/2015, 16:16) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Does anyone know the status of the severely injured?


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