KiwiRail fined $240,500 for “needless accident” on Kaitiaki

The dangers of loading heavy vehicles onto vessels are under the spotlight following the prosecution of KiwiRail and a towing contractor.

Higgins Towing Services (HTS) and KiwiRail were sentenced in the Wellington District Court on 17 October 2022 after pleading guilty to a range of charges relating to a 2020 injury on-board the interisland ferry the Kaitaki.
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