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#1 Elly

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:03 PM

Apparently doing 27 knots, but not keeping a good look out near Waiheke.

Wrote off another fizz boat worth 55K.

 

Well done MaritimeNZ on policing the rules!

 

https://www.maritime...8/20180413a.asp

 

https://www.stuff.co...-fishing-vessel

 

 

 

 


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#2 Myjane

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:00 PM

Well done world one down maby a lesson to others
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#3 harrytom

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:19 PM

licencing on the horizon no doubt??


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#4 Terry B

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:57 PM

Seriously!!! $5200 is all this idiot gets???

 

We confiscate boats for undersized fish and over quota recreational fishing.

 

But this guy gets fek all???

 

guy should have lost the boat at the very least.


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#5 marinheiro

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 02:21 AM

rather larger fine than when a large yacht under motor ran over another yacht severely injuring a crew member and sinking the yacht.... :shh:  

Different rules for different people?


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#6 philstar

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 10:06 AM

I reckon $ 5200 is peanuts considering he wrote off a 55k boat and almost killed three people. 


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#7 Elly

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 12:54 PM

Yes but Antaeus only got fined $200, and they said that was the maximum they could impose.


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#8 Knot Me... maybe

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 01:08 PM

It's a Maritime NZ prosecution so could very easily be another Peter Ellice type one.

 

MNZ has spent millions of dollars, literally, trying to prosecute people even after the Courts have told them 'You're dreamin'. MNZ are a bunch of lawyers, not boaters, so it's all about getting a result anyway they can to show the Minister

 

Like in so many areas and prosecutions these days it is faster, easier, cheaper and a sh*t lot less stressful to plead guilty than try to fight even with truth on your side.

 

So it can be wise to treat things like this with a little caution.


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#9 Jon

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:56 PM

Mates of my nephew were the ones hit
They were extremely lucking not to be hurt or killed
50k fine wouldn’t have been out of order
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#10 Aleana

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:00 PM

Mates of my nephew were the ones hit
They were extremely lucking not to be hurt or killed
50k fine wouldn’t have been out of order

 

Agree.


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