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    A ferry skipper has been fined for using a cellphone at the helm - and hitting a navigation buoy

    A ferry skipper has been fined for using a cellphone at the helm - and hitting a navigation buoy


    Craig James Sullivan was on his phone for two minutes, when the Fullers ferry he was driving hit a lit Waitemata Harbour buoy in April last year.

    Sullivan has been fined 2500 dollars for failing to maintain a proper lookout - and causing unnecessary danger.

    Maritime NZ Northern regional manager Neil Rowarth says Sullivan's inattention meant he disabled a key aid to navigation and created a hazard to other vessels.

    Later that night, a Ports of Auckland pilot boat was damaged when it struck the buoy.

    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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