Phillip Sweetman was a trainee onboard Seaway. M Pigneguy colluded with him to present false evidence in Court.
Judge Davis Believed The False Evidence Before Him
Correction of Paragraph 37 from Judge Davis’s decision …
written In Bolton’s preparation for Appeal …
Para 37 : Accordingly I believe this conviction warrants an Appeal being granted, if not a rehearing or complete acquittal.
Note in addition to the above correction for Appeal ...
Judge Davis in his ignorance of Nautical matters took the easy route & sided with Maritime New Zealand & the false evidence of M Pigneguy & “Hired Gun” Barry Young to Deny Bolton an honest hearing.
Other matters not taken into account……….
1 : The GPS/Radar position given by M Pigneguy as the location of incident was not seen to be taken at the time – according to Phillip Sweetman these details were discussed & noted before they left the ferry at Wynyard Wharf in Auckland.
2 : Phillip Sweetman in his sworn declaration , used as his “point of observation” of Classique, M Pigneyguy’s “point of incident” lat/lon radar bearing.
3 : Phillip Sweetman in giving his evidence at trial from his declaration said the ferry was at the top of Browns Island as his “point of observation”. He had put M Pigneguy’s location backwards. Instead of copying the bearing as from the Light, he said the bearing was from Seaway. He hadn’t checked the ferry’s course or noted his own details, but copied all of M Pigneyguy’s 16 main points after they were back in Auckland.
4 : Coast guard page 9 dishonestly shown by Ian Howden to M Pigneyguy for confirmation, was not the Crossing Situation applicable.
5 : Restrictive time constraints curtailed my cross-examinations of witnesses.
6 : This Incident was not reported to Transport Accident Investigation Commission before prosecution as required by the Maritime Transport Act.
Link for Seeing, Signing & Sharing Petition – http://maritimenz.com/AnnulConvictionGainedByAbuseOfCourtProcess
Phillip Sweetman was a trainee onboard Seaway. M Pigneguy colluded with him to present false evidence in Court. To Phillip Sweetman’s detriment, he had insufficient navigational knowledge to copy the location of incident M Pigneguy gave him & he put Seaway on top of Browns Island as their location.