Reviewing - it does not support laying criminal charges of this nature against Mr Bolton of Classique
Defence Expert Julian Joy’s Second Report – Part 16
Written for Court in response to Affidavit of Mr Young and Crown submissions and Reserved Decision of His Honour Judge Davis’s Ruling in Respect of the Prosecution – MNZ v. Mel Bolton
Julian Joy B.Sc (Nautical), Dip Tchg, ACAT, FCILT, MNI.
Continuing with Julian Joy’s 2nd Report …
In my report I offered my report to independent peer review and I maintain that offer. Mr Young’s response unfortunately does not qualify as peer review; however our differences on angles do not in my view alter the clear conclusion.
What can in my professional opinion be deduced from the evidence presented and the reports of Mr Young and myself is that none of the parties involved in this incident – Classique, Seaway II and Maritime New Zealand – acted at a standard of “best practice” for the industry. In my professional opinion however reviewing this factual scenario it does not support laying criminal charges of this nature against Mr Bolton of Classique when viewed in the context of other factual scenarios where charges have been laid by Maritime New Zealand.
The statements made by me in this my second report are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Link for Seeing, Signing & Sharing Petition – http://maritimenz.com/AnnulConvictionGainedByAbuseOfCourtProcess
Note in addition to the above conclusion to Julian Joy’s Report …
It is unnecessary to include Bolton with M Pigneguy & Maritime New Zealand as parties acting in less than the Standard of “best practice” He does say his opinion is deduced from the evidence presented at Court. Julian Joy was not onboard Classique at the time & it was later discovered that he had not the practical experience of using this infallible “Line of Sight” method to determine risk of collision between approaching vessels.
There are several posts re Bolton’s “Line of Sight” application…eg.
Nautical Protocol 26 Oct’14 – This title can be copied & pasted in the Fb Search Box at the top of the page …
Proportional navigation = Line of Sight. Video Illustrating
This link of a post 26 Oct’14 at maritimenz.com if it is not clickable here can be copied & pasted into a browser…
Bolton’s “Line of Sight” diagram illustrates how it is used in a maritime situation. It is actually more practically accurate than a compass bearing esp in smaller craft or when no compass, if it is available, can be used.