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Court: Lake Receives Suspended Sentence

Court: Lake Receives Suspended Sentence

[Written by Don Burgess] Andrew Lake received a suspended sentence in connection with the boat collision death of Mary McKee, a visitor from New Zealand who was in Bermuda to attend the America’s Cup. The 27-year-old had been found not guilty of the charge of manslaughter, however he admitted to reckless driving. Puisne Judge Charles-Etta Simmons... Read more of this article

Court: Lake Found Not Guilty Of Manslaughter

Court: Lake Found Not Guilty Of Manslaughter

27-year-old Andrew Lake has been found not guilty of manslaughter following the death last year of Mary McKee in a boating accident. The jury returned its verdict late this afternoon [Aug 24] following a trial in the Supreme Court. Mary McKee, a visitor from New Zealand, was in a small, semi-inflatable vessel in June of last year, when the boat was... Read more of this article

Court: Jury Sees Video Of Defendant’s Interview

Court: Jury Sees Video Of Defendant’s Interview

[Written by Don Burgess] “I never saw those points. They didn’t have any lights on, any running lights… I saw them at the last possible second.” Andrew Lake spoke those words to police investigators in a videotaped interrogation the day after his boat ran over the top of a Rigid Inflatable Boat [RIB] that New Zealand visitor Mary... Read more of this article

Fatal Collision: Court Hears Police Testimony

Fatal Collision: Court Hears Police Testimony

[Written by Don Burgess] “I may have been going too fast.” Those were the words jurors heard from police officers who say Andrew Lake spoke to them after allegedly crashing into a boat resulting in the death of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee on June 1, 2017. Mr Lake has denied a charge of manslaughter in the death of Mrs McKee, who was... Read more of this article

Court: Witnesses Testify In Fatal Collision Trial

Court: Witnesses Testify In Fatal Collision Trial

[Written by Don Burgess] “I just screamed because there was no way I thought anybody would survive.” Jurors heard that as part of an emotional testimony from a witness of the fatal boat crash involving an America’s Cup visitor from New Zealand. One witness, from California, recounted the details leading up to and after Andrew Lake’s boat, the... Read more of this article

Court: Trial Underway In Fatal Boat Collision Case

Court: Trial Underway In Fatal Boat Collision Case

[Written by Don Burgess] Photos of boats involved and a panicked 911 call were all part of yesterday’s [Aug 14] testimony at a trial of a man charged with the manslaughter of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee during last year’s America’s Cup. In December of last year, Andrew Lake pled not guilty to unlawfully killing Mrs McKee when his 17 foot... Read more of this article

Jury Selection Begins In Fatal Boat Collision Trial

Jury Selection Begins In Fatal Boat Collision Trial

[Written by Don Burgess] Jury selection began this morning [Aug 13] for a Southampton man charged with the powerboat death of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee during last year’s America’s Cup. In December of last year, Andrew Lake pled not guilty to unlawfully killing Mrs McKee, 62, on June 1, 2017.At that time he also pled not guilty with... Read more of this article

Police Continue To Investigate Boat Collision

Police Continue To Investigate Boat Collision

Marine Police continue to investigate a collision between the Spirit of Bermuda and a private vessel that occurred on Friday, July 6th in the area of Albouy’s Point.A police spokesperson said, “Marine Police are currently investigating a collision between the Spirit of Bermuda and a private vessel, which occurred around 9pm on Friday 6th July,... Read more of this article

Is Shipwreck A 400-Year-Old Dutch Pirate Ship?

Is Shipwreck A 400-Year-Old Dutch Pirate Ship?

East Carolina University archaeologists working in partnership with the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] said that they may be one step closer to linking an unidentified shipwreck site to the nearly 400–year-old story of a stranded Dutch privateer or pirate ship. The wooden sailing ship, described by the fifth Bermuda Governor Nathaniel Butler as... Read more of this article

Power Boat Engine ‘Exploded’ In Great Sound

Power Boat Engine ‘Exploded’ In Great Sound

On Sunday [May 6] an 18ft power boat reported that their “engine has exploded and vessel is taking on water” in the Great Sound. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Sunday 6th May, 2:11pm. Bermuda Radio is contacted by person onboard an 18ft Power boat reporting that engine has exploded, and vessel is taking on water... Read more of this article

Court: Fatal Boat Collision Trial Set For August

Court: Fatal Boat Collision Trial Set For August

[Written by Don Burgess] A Southampton man charged with the powerboat death of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee had his trial date set for August 13. In December of last year, Andrew Lake pled not guilty to unlawfully killing Mrs McKee, 62, on June 1, 2017, who was in Bermuda to attend the America’s Cup. At that time he also pled not guilty with causing... Read more of this article

Court: Charges Dropped Against Spirit Captain

Court: Charges Dropped Against Spirit Captain

The Bermuda Sloop Foundation said they are “very pleased to report that the actions and seamanship of the Captain and crew of Spirit of Bermuda were found to be in full compliance with maritime regulations” after the charges against the Captain piloting the Spirit of Bermuda were dropped in Court. This follows after charges were brought... Read more of this article

Injured Crew Member Transferred Via Pilot Boat

Injured Crew Member Transferred Via Pilot Boat

A ship traveling from Colombia to Nova Scotia traveled to Bermuda to drop off a crew member after a 33-year-old Indian national suffered an electric shock onboard. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “RCC Bermuda received an urgent call from the ship management company of the Marshall Islands registered vessel ‘M/V ALGOMA VALUE’,... Read more of this article