Re: "Sex a factor when Queen went down?" Feb. 8:


(I sent an e-mail) in June to the minister of transportation (where I wrote that) the Transportation Safety Board will find dereliction of duty by the bridge crew responsible for the sinking. Your front-page article demonstrates that this issue hasn’t gone away, nor should it.


I think you can also see that the province was not at fault, given the recent upgrades to the navigation system and training.


It is also clear that the union representing the crew of the Queen of the North is focused on placing blame on anything other than dereliction of duty.


The rumour about the crew members on watch that night having "relations" was being bandied about immediately after the sinking, fuelled by fellow ferry workers whom I spoke to personally.