B Young continues to breach his Code of Conduct & appears to mislead the Court

B Young continues to breach his Code of Conduct & appears to mislead the Court in describing the ferry’s turning towards Classique as “Drifting.” This is the Definition – (of a ship) “the component of the movement that is due to the force of wind and currents.”
There was no drift towards Classique possible with
1: High tide & no current.
2: a slight Easterly breeze which which would’ve blown the ferry away, not towards.
3: a fine twin hulled vessel traveling at 15.5 kts in calm water, heading towards a land mark, would have no force of nature causing any altering of course.
B Young appears to further mislead the Court in describing the approach as a “Crossing situation involving Risk of Collision” according to Rule 22.15 which lays down the responsibilities of the 2 vessels – one being the Stand-on vessel, the other being the Give-way vessel.
To determine which is the Give-way vessel – “The one which has the other on its starboard side shall give way.” B Young verified Page 9 of the Coastguard book as an accurate Diagram illustrating the approach on the day. It shows an orthodox right angled approach – very different to the 25 degree approach which is described by each vessel in their claims, whereby if each had kept their course & speed, there would have been no crossing with Risk of Collision but 1: a safe passing, either starboard to starboard if the ferry had maintained his usual course to Auckland, rounding Browns Island or 2: a safe passing astern of Classique with a clearance of more than 400 mtrs, if the ferry had kept a straight course.
The reason M Pigneyguy deemed Risk of collision to exist was due to his use of a Relative Bearing without keeping a straight course, instead of using a compass bearing or continuing to steer on a straight course towards his original mark, the Sentinal building on the Takapuna shore.

Similar to Page 9 of the Coastguard book showing a conventional right angled approach
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Showing how set & drift can cause deviation from an intended course.
This can be estimated & counteracted by steering accordingly
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If the ferry steered its usual course round Browns Island, there would’ve been no crossing of courses.
If the ferry had steered a straight course there would’ve been 463 mtrs clearance
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