The two men at the helm in that marine collision involving the Spirit of Bermuda and the Government ferry Resolute were formally charged in Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

The collision occurred on the night of September 8th in Dundonald Channel off Dockyard.

Dressed in his Marine and Ports uniform, Torian Morrissey, 30, of Warwick was charged with failing to maintain a proper lookout, failing to take action to avoid a collision, failing to navigate at a safe speed and failing to navigate at a safe distance.

James Doughty, 32, of Paget,who was operating the sail training vessel, was charged with failing to maintain a proper lookout, and failing to take action to avoid a collision.

Both men entered not guilty pleas to the charges and agreed to have the matter dealt with in Magistrates’ Court.

They were both released on $3,000 bail to reappear in court on November 20th.

A number of coworkers, including a pilot and Bermuda Industrial Union President Chris Furbert were also in court for the proceedings against their union colleague.

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