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May 2013    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 28, No. 5   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Maui Boat Captain Fined for Diverís Death

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A Lahaina boat captain was ordered to pay $4,000 in fines after pleading guilty on April 30 to negligent homicide and other charges in the death of a diver who was struck by an inflatable boat in waters off Lanai two years ago.

The Maui News reports that Eric Olbrich, 44, of Lahaina also was ordered not to operate a vessel within a mile of Lanai as part of his one year's probation. He was sentenced after pleading guilty as charged to the misdemeanor charge of third-degree negligent homicide. He also pleaded guilty to the violations of careless operation of a vessel, operating a vessel in excess of speed restrictions within 200 feet of a diver's flag, operating a vessel in excess of speed restrictions within 200 feet of a swimmer and operating a vessel within 100 feet of a displayed diver's flag....


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