You are here

Results for Law

Law
Wednesday 20 January 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The intense questioning of Lord Dalgety QC provided moments of courtroom drama on Day 31 of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the sinking of the Ashika on January 19, continuing today, with the witness admitting that there was crucial information the SCP should have had and proper due diligence was not carried out in the purchase of the vessel by government.
Node is premium Premium content
Law
Monday 18 January 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The cargo deck of the Princess Ashika was flooded on every voyage it took when it was in operation, and a refrigerator full of frozen food floated and refrigeration ceased, Nikola Tau, a former freight officer with the Shipping Corporation of Polynesia Ltd told the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the sinking of the Ashika this morning, January 18.
Node is premium Premium content
Law
Friday 15 January 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The MV Princess Ashika was designed to operate only on smooth waters with a sailing time of not more than three hours, according to a report that was presented to the Ashika Inquiry today.
Node is premium Premium content
Law
Friday 15 January 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga ferry sinking, MV Princess Ashika, Royal Commission of Inquiry into the sinking of the MV Princess Ashika,
Node is premium Premium content
Law
Thursday 14 January 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A New Zealand inspector who inspected the main engine of the Princess Ashika vessel in Fiji in April 2009, revealed to the Royal Commission of Inquiry, he never signed an Audit Document for the Ashika as he never knew one existed.
Node is premium Premium content
Law
Thursday 14 January 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Director of New Zealand Marine Brokers told the Commission of Inquiry into the sinking of the Princess Ashika the vessel had no real value due to its old age and advanced state of corrosion.
Node is premium Premium content
Law
Thursday 14 January 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon Dr Feleti Sevele will give evidence on February 12 at the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the sinking of the MV Princess Ashika in Nuku'alofa.
Node is premium Premium content
Law
Monday 21 December 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Former Director of the Marine Division of Tonga's Ministry of Transport Bill Johnson agreed that he was negligent by not sending surveyors to Fiji to survey the MV Princess Ashika before a decision was made to buy the vessel.
Node is premium Premium content
Law
Wednesday 16 December 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Ports Authority manager, Commander Lupeti Vi, this morning told the Ashika inquiry that it was not his responsibility to stop the vessel from sailing.
Node is premium Premium content
Law
Monday 14 December 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Women and children passengers were trapped inside the enclosed passengers cabin shouting and crying out while holding on to their children as the Princess Ashika capsized, said a surviving crewman who managed to get out alive.
Node is premium Premium content
Law
Friday 11 December 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Auditor General Pohiva Tu'ionetoa, a member of a Government Procurement Committee told the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the sinking of the Princess Ashika on December 10, that in May it became known to the committee that Cabinet had made a decision on April 23 to buy the vessel, and a contract was already signed.
Node is premium Premium content
Law
Tuesday 8 December 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the sinking of the MV Princess Ashika published its Interim Report on November 27, 2009, stating it needs to hear more witnesses and consider other evidence.
Node is premium Premium content
Law
Monday 23 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the sinking of the MV Princess Ashika has adjourned for two weeks and will resume on Monday, December 7.
Node is premium Premium content
Law
Monday 23 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Captain Viliami Makahokovalu Tuputupu gave evidence on November 19 and said he knew the MV Princess Ashika was unseaworthy but sailed anyway, because he relied on information from the Marine and Ports Division to state the vessel was not good to operate, but at the same time he never believed it would sink on August 5.
Node is premium Premium content
Law
Monday 16 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government Procurement Committee, whose primary job is to ensure Government is procuring goods at a reasonable price and of appropriate quality, was left in the dark when Cabinet made the decision to purchase the MV Princess Ashika ferry from Fiji in April earlier this year, the Ashika Inquiry was told on Friday.
Node is premium Premium content
Law
Monday 16 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was nothing extraordinary about the weather conditions in the area where the MV Princess Ashika was sailing on its final voyage on August 5, 2009, and it was fairly normal conditions in Tonga, confirmed the Director of Meteorology for the Ministry of Transport 'Ofa Fa'anunu on November 13.
Node is premium Premium content
Law
Monday 16 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of people filled the Fa'onelua Convention Centre for the first public viewing of the MV Princess Ashika wreckage video at 4:30 pm on Friday, November 13, pushing through the doors to get seats while others sat on the floor, while many more waited outside the gates for a second screening.
Node is premium Premium content
Law
Monday 16 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A marine officer has testified that he informed the former Minister of Transport, Paul Karalus, that the MV Princess Ashika was not a good vessel after its first sailing on July 4.
Node is premium Premium content
Law
Thursday 12 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 70 year old passenger who survived the sinking of the MV Princess Ashika but lost his wife and young daughter, told the Royal Commission of Inquiry this morning that during the fatal voyage he had asked Captain Maka Tuputupu to return to Nuku'alofa after seeing water coming through the ramp on the cargo deck.
Node is premium Premium content
Law
Wednesday 11 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Senior Marine Engineer who surveyed the MV Princess Ashika vessel in Nuku'alofa on July 2 said he told the Acting Director for the Marine Division on numerous occasions that vessel was in an unfit condition, and on one occasion he specifically asked him to stop it from sailing.
Node is premium Premium content

Pages