31 Oct 2019

Ferry company fined $380,000 for speeding, hitting rock

From Checkpoint, 6:25 pm on 31 October 2019

Wellington ferry operator, East by West, has been fined $380,000 for speeding in restricted areas, and grounding, which significantly damaged the boat.

The City Cat vessel was travelling close to a rocky shoreline at Karaka Bay when it grounded on a rock in April 2017, jolting passengers off their seats and leaving some with minor injuries.

Jonathan Mitchell has the story.