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UPDATE: Karl Lilgert granted bail after appeal

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June 24th, 2013

The narivigator of the sunken Queen of the North ferry is out on bail.

Karl Lilgert was sentenced early Monday to four years in jail.

But after sheriffs took Lilgert into custody, his lawyer filed an appeal.

Monday afternoon, with $10,000 in bail being processed, Lilgert was spotted out on bail.

Queen of North navigator sentenced to four years

Karl Lilgert, the navigator of the sunken Queen of the North ferry, was sentenced Monday to four years in jail in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver.

He was also handed a 10-year-ban on operating vessels.

The sentencing comes more than seven years after the ship missed a key navigational turn and struck an island, killing two passengers — Gerald Foisy and Shirley Rosette.

The bodies of Foisy and Rosette were never found.

Lilgert was found guilty last month of two counts of criminal negligence in the death of Foisy and Rosette.
In handing down the sentence, Judge Sunni Stromberg-Stein said the nature of the crime called for a stronger sentence.

The lawyer for Lilgert said his client plans to lodge an appeal.

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