Growing Contempt for Maritime New Zealand –Part 4

Seven of the top MNZ jobs have been allocated to ex—policemen with no maritime background or training.

Growing Contempt for Maritime New Zealand –Part 4
Captain John Harrison
Master of Inter-Island ferry Santa Regina is unmercifully hounded
Link for Seeing, Signing & Sharing Petition – http://maritimenz.com/AnnulConvictionGainedByAbuseOfCourtProcess
His story resumes …
Post-Catherine Taylor, seven of the top jobs at Maritime NZ in this
area have been allocated to ex—policemen with no maritime
background or training. The current Director, Keith Manch,
is himself an ex-cop. The General Manager of Maritime
Compliance is ex-Police and Corrections department. Likewise,
MNZ’s Manager of Intelligence and Planning Paul Fantham was
a CIB detective. Ray McMillan was in the Navy but served as a
radio operator, and at one point as a chef at Scott Base.
The inadequacies of the investigation are too wide-ranging to
detail in this article but include:
Failing to interview the mate/master (in overall command of a
vessel when the Master asleep or off duty);
Not asking me or the Chief Engineer to demonstrate the
inspection that we had conducted;
* Failing to inspect the ballast room record book;
* Failing to obtain during the initial investigation a General
Arrangement plan, Stability book and other plans and drawings
necessary to assess the potential effect of the damage on stability;
interviewing some witnesses 10 months after the event.
Those witnesses were told that Maritime NZ’s policy was to ‘wait
and see’ whether the defendant pleaded Guilty. If a Not Guilty
plea was entered, then the investigation would be completed!
Failure to obtain any naval architecture evidence in support of
the contention that the damage caused risk or danger;
Appointing an “expert” to comment on my actions who had
not set foot on board Santa Regina.
Later I’ll explain the appeals that Maritime NZ pursued after
the charges against me were thrown out. Continuing …
Link for Seeing, Signing & Sharing Petition – http://maritimenz.com/AnnulConvictionGainedByAbuseOfCourtProcess

                                      Cook Strait gives the ferries a hard time
Growing Contempt for Maritime New Zealand –Part 4

Growing Contempt for Maritime New Zealand –Part 4

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