Skipper of grounded trawler faces charges

The skipper of a fishing boat that ran aground off Lake Ellesmere has been charged with failing to keep a proper look-out and breaching work safety regulations. Christopher Lee Jarman, 35, of Heathcote Valley, was due to appear at the Christchurch District Court on Thursday, but got a registrar’s remand before the case was called. Jarman is charged with breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act by exposing the The Lady Sarah’s crew to the risk of death or serious injury by failing to ensure a proper look-out was kept when he was the master of the vessel. >click to read< 21:41