Halle Berry The Very Indirect Cause Of a Ferry Crash

10/22/2011 4:55 AM PDT

Halle Berry -- The Very Indirect Cause of a Ferry Crash

Seven years after "Catwoman" terrorized moviegoers, its damage is still being felt -- a British ferry crashed into a French fishing boat and killed the skipper ... because the ferry crew was talking about Halle Berry and not monitoring their radar ... this according to new reports.

The crash occurred back in March when the Condor Vitesse smacked right into the fishing boat Les Marquises, splitting it in two. According to a report released today about the crash, the ferry's captain and first officer were talking about Halle moments before the crash.

The transcript released by the Daily Mail quotes the captain as saying he was tired because he watched "Catwoman" the night before. He remarked, "She was jumping from everywhere like a cat. She is very beautiful. She was wearing sexy outfit."

It's a terrible tragedy anytime someone has to watch that movie.