Judge Davis Refused To Accept Photos Verifying 80 metres

Judge Davis has no qualification in photography, he has no valid reason to negate the measurements

Judge Davis Refused To Accept Photos Verifying 80 metres
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Bolton took photos out from Classique’s mooring at verified distances from it which compared with M Pigneguy’s Photo 1 & 3.
Judge Davis writes in his decision as if he knows this subject
“Bolton took measurements of the mast of Classique from the photos taken by Captain Pigneguy. The measurement of the mast was used to suggest that the distances estimated by Captain Pigneguy were not accurate. The estimates were that Photo 1 could be as much as half a nautical mile away & photo 3, 80 mtrs away.
I find the measurements proposed to be of little importance. There is no basis to accept the measurements, but even if the distances were accurate – which I find was not the case, it would suggest that there was sufficient room for Classique to keep out of the way of Seaway as the Maritime rules required.”
Judge Davis now becomes knowledgeable about photography when he didn’t appreciate the effect of zoom on distance in Photo 3
1: These measurements are of significance to any reasonable person & Judge Davis had no basis for saying he found the distances not to be accurate.
2: M Pigneguy, Ian Howden & Barry Young all agreed that photo 1 was taken at about half a nautical mile away – so Judge Davis takes it upon himself to say in error that 0.5 nmile is not accurate.
3: The measurement of 80 mtrs at photo 3 is hugely significant. Judge Davis was made aware by Bolton that 80 mtrs is adequate passing clearance in this harbour situation – not requiring Classique to keep out of the way of Seaway by any other action. Maritime Rules for approaching vessels being satisfied.
4: Harbourmaster staff who received the 3 photos originally when M Pigneguy first laid his complaint, estimated the clearance to be 50 to 80 mtrs & that was the distance seen from Classique to Seaway on the day M Pigneguy created the unnecessary situation.
5: Bolton took a photo of Classique at 0.5 nmile distance (925 mtrs) – it equaled the height of Classique’s mast in Photo 1
6: Bolton took a photo of Classique at a verified 80 mtrs distance.
Because of proximity, the height of Classique’s mast from boom to its lower spreaders was compared with the same section of mast seen in photo 3. The indication was that in photo 3, Classique could’ve been further away than 80 mtrs but because of the distortion effect of zooming in Photo 3, perhaps a comparison is unequal.
7: It could be said that as Judge Davis has no qualification in photography, for him to decide on these specific technicalities, is beyond his field of experience & he has no valid reason to negate them.
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Both the 80 & 1000 mtrs combination photos show sufficient comparison to indicate Bolton’s estimate of distances was not too far off the mark.

Comparison with M Pigneguy’s zoomed Photo 3
Judge Davis Refused To Accept Photos Verifying 80 metres,80mtrsCombination

 

Comparison with M Pigneguy’s Photo 1
Judge Davis Refused To Accept Photos Verifying 80 metres, 1000mtrsCombination

 

Judge Davis Refused To Accept Photos Verifying 80 metres

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