Maritime Rule violation “When (yacht Classique) was approx 80 metres away I sounded 5 blasts”
Continuing Unscrupulous Deception – M Pigneguy & Maritime NZ
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Further analysis of the self incriminating claim made by M Pigneguy, pedantic skipper of Waiheke roll on/roll off ferry, accepted by Maritime New Zealand with alacrity, to wrongfully prosecute Bolton, the innocent skipper of yacht Classique
M Pigneguy said in his claim which highlights his own Maritime Rule violations – “When the vessel (yacht Classique) was approx 80 metres away I sounded 5 blasts”
That disclosure should’ve been immediately picked up by Maritime New Zealand – they purport to uphold Maritime Regulations especially in this case which involved Collision Prevention Rule Part 22.
M Pigneguy obviously was unfamiliar with his obligations as a skipper of an approaching vessel.
Rule 22.8.4 states “Action taken to avoid collision with another vessel must be such as to result in passing at a safe distance”
Rule 22.8.1 states “ Any action …must be made in ample time”
All these collision regulations were written to prevent the very situation M Pigneguy created by his many violations which continue.
Rule 22.34.4 states “When vessels in sight of one another are approaching each other and for any reason either fails to understand the intentions of the other, Or is in any doubt whether sufficient action is being taken by the other to avoid collision, the vessel in doubt must IMMEDIATELY indicate such doubt …” not a long time later.
M Pigneguy identified Classique as Seaway turned at Sth Motuihe, more than two nautical miles away from Classique when she was North of Browns Island, approaching Browns Light area.
As Seaway was travelling at twice the speed of Classique, it is logical to figure that in the time Seaway traveled 2 nmiles, Classique would travel 1 nmile (1850 metres) leaving ample clearance astern of her for Seaway to safely pass if M Pigneguy had steered his original course as from Sth Motuihe. Continuing …
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Considering Classique travelled about 1 nmile she gave Seaway
ample clearance astern if M Pigneguy had steered a straight course