A decision on whether or not Lord Dalgety QC will proceed to trial or not, on a perjury indictment related to the MV Ashika Inquiry, will be determined on September 28, after arguments were made on legal matters during a hearing at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on September 6-7.
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Results for Ashika Inquiry
Friday 7 September 2012
Monday 28 February 2011
A New Zealand engine mechanic David Shaw who inspected the main engines of the MV Princess Ashika in Fiji on April 2009 told the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa on February 24, that he never signed an Audit Report dated April 6-8, 2009 nor did he authorise anyone to do so.
Sunday 27 February 2011
A Senior Marine Engineer, Lou Pale, one of the three surveyors who surveyed the MV Princess Ashika after it arrived in Nuku'alofa from Fiji on July 2, 2009 told the Supreme Court on Wednesday, February 23 that he had never surveyed a vessel with so many deficiencies as the Ashika and the vessel was unsuitable to sail on Tongan waters.