No crew reported checking for missing couple
VANCOUVER - The chief steward on the Queen of the North the night the ferry sank off B.C. says she doesn't know if anyone searched the cabins in an area of the ship where two missing passengers may have been staying.
Carol Wendschuh (Wend-shoo) says none of her crew told her they had checked the cabins on the ship's seventh deck to ensure there were no passengers left in the area.
Fourth officer Karl Lilgert is charged with criminal negligence causing the deaths of those passengers, and his trial has heard from crew members who searched cabins for people in most other areas of the ship.
But none of those crew members recalled checking cabins on the starboard side of the ship's seventh deck, and none have been able to say who did.
It was in that section of the ship where the cabin reserved for Gerald Foisy and Shirley Rosette, who haven't been seen since the sinking, was located.
Wendschuh says no crew members ever reported to her that they had searched the seventh deck.