Two men, who were arrested and charged for human trafficking and unlawful killing of a Haitian national, were denied bail when they appeared in a Portsmouth court on Thursday.
Roosevelt Lawrence and Andy Daniel of Cottage were remanded in custody.
They were taken into custody following an incident at sea in the wee hours of January 20, in which a boat with Haitian and Dominican nationals on board capsized.
Four Haitians together with Lawrence and Daniel were eventually rescued.
However the body of a Haitian woman, identified as Marie-Claude Fleurient, was found floating in the water at about 3:00 pm the same day.
The two Dominicans were handed over to the police who eventually laid the charges against them.
They are represented by attorney at law Tiyani Behanzin.