View Full Version : Rena Criminal charges appropriate...?

25-10-2011, 10:12 AM
The Captain of the Rena and his Officer are facing the same criminal charge that was laid a year or so back against the skipper/driver of a powerboat
on Taupo when he fatally struck a person in the water. On that occasion this was the only charge available to the authorities under existing law and
no doubt the same applies now. Charge, operating a vessel causing danger or risk - 1 year imprisonment or $10.000 fine. Should our law-makers be
looking at the how appropriate this is...?

Sorry wrong forum - Mod Please ?

25-10-2011, 10:33 AM
10 years would be more suitable.

And that would start after they personally finished cleaning up the environment.