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Old 25 October 2013, 12:19   #221
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have a look at a reconstruction of the tracks of the two vessels. I can see his point about expecting the ship to turn - it was right down on the southern end of the restricted area and would have to turn to starboard to come up to Fawley. Unfortunately we've only got the tracks of the two vessels and not all the other traffic.
OMG I haven't seen this track before!!
In my opinion this makes it look even worse for his defence. If the vessel had turned to starboard he would still have been within the Ships forward exclusion zone . You can see the track of the pilot vessel obviously telling him to get the %#* out of the way !!
What a prat!!!!
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Old 25 October 2013, 12:46   #222
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It looks like If the wafi would have kept his original course, nothing would have happened.

Anybody know why the tanker was choosing to sail so south in the lane, or is it normal routing, maybe other traffic?
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Old 25 October 2013, 13:28   #223
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It looks like If the wafi would have kept his original course, nothing would have happened.

Anybody know why the tanker was choosing to sail so south in the lane, or is it normal routing, maybe other traffic?
I think there was a incident earlier that made him come over that far
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From a professional position I believe the case result is correct on the three charges, He has been heavily fined but has to pay prosecution costs circa 100,000 which seems extreme?
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Old 25 October 2013, 14:05   #225
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From what the press seem to be saying, he is not paying the costs - being met by the Armed Forces Legal Aid Authority, is it possible the Tax payer is footing the bill?

Is it actually possible he would not have got Legal Aid if his plea had been guilty? So he proceeded to spend 100k of tax payer money on the very long shot that he just might get off on a technicality?

Someone tell me I've got the wrong
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Old 26 October 2013, 03:14   #226
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From what the press seem to be saying, he is not paying the costs - being met by the Armed Forces Legal Aid Authority, is it possible the Tax payer is footing the bill? Is it actually possible he would not have got Legal Aid if his plea had been guilty? So he proceeded to spend 100k of tax payer money on the very long shot that he just might get off on a technicality? Someone tell me I've got the wrong
Just typical of our system if true.
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If indeed he's not liable for his costs, then he'd nowt to lose by pleading not guilty:facepalm
What about credibility, honesty, integrity?
If you make a mistake no matter how big surely better to say so?
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What about credibility, honesty, integrity?
If you make a mistake no matter how big surely better to say so?
Maybe he's in training for a job in the banking sector?
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Would his yacht insurance not potentially cover those costs? Not sure why the rib.net jury have concluded that the MOD legal aid scheme (which only applies for civilian courts if no other legal aid scheme applies) was involved... ...unless he was actually racing on Navy time as part of a Navy Jolly with some Navy Mates...

Whoever did the reconstruction should be given a slap... the MPZ should have been marked on the map.

As for why the ship was so far over in the zone - the ship was where he wanted to be and was allowed to be.

Now where's the prosecution for the motor boat who sounds like he was also in the MPZ when he had engine failure?
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