- Chris FinlaysonAttorney General
- Simon BridgesMinister of Transport
- Amy AdamsMinister of Justice
Annul prosecution gained by Abuse of Court Process
Perjurious evidence & dishonest testimony mislead the Judge who convicted the wrong skipper. Maritime Collision Regulations regarding Ships Masters responsibilities during the approach of vessels including methods of assessing Risk of Collision, use of complying equipment & obligations of Ferries on Regular Runs were ignored or misinterpreted.
Public Interest & recreational boaters deserve Judge Davis' decision to be annulled.
Of concern to all who have an interest in having Justice seen to be done in any Legal dispute.
- Attorney General
- Minister of Transport
- Minister of Justice
Requesting Annulment of Bolton's conviction gained by Abuse of Court Process.
It is of concern that Justice was not seen to be done in the case of Bolton V Maritime New Zealand, Auckland District Court, 2009 & subsequent appeals. It is apparent that the initial investigation was flawed and the Legal obligation to notify Transport Accident Investigation Commision (TAIC) was ignored with the consequence this hearing was held before an ill-advised District Court. The Judge declared many times his ignorance of all things Maritime, enabling the Prosecution to present misleading & apparently perjurious evidence. Consequently an ill-informed decision was made, convicting the wrong skipper.
The Maritime community has been deprived of correct interpretation of Maritime Rule part 22 - Collision Prevention, particularly for areaswhere ferries have regular runs.
The many violations committed by the relieving master of the larger Commercial Vessel were completely disregarded through-out the case.
The miscarriage of Justice found a blameless internationally experienced Master & Navigator, Bolton, wrongfully convicted on criminal charges. Bolton was punitively fined the largest sum on record in Maritime New Zealand history, this for a no contact, no injury alleged incident.
This petition requests you take urgent action and Annul Bolton’s conviction gained by Abuse of Court Process
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