Boat Captain fined a total of $400

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The boat captain who’s vessel capsized off the coast of Port Royal last December, resulting in the deaths of two women was fined $400 after pleading guilty.

57 year old Herbert Dowie was charged under the Harbours Act.

He pleaded guilty to three counts of breaching the harbours rules and one count of operating an unlicensed vessel.

The maximum fine of $100 was imposed on each count.

Parish Judge Vaughn Smith who impose the fine in the St. Andrew Parish court remarked that he was bound by the legislation which called for a maximum fine of $100.