My loyal readers will recall that there were problems with our approach into Picton, New Zealand caused by the local pilot who hit the rocks. The cruise company is required to have a local pilot on board when they are close to land and dock in these unique ports. The error was not the fault of the ship’s crew, although they stepped in to correct the problem when it occurred. On the night we left Picton it was thought there was no damage to the ship. The investigation of the ship took place while we were docked in Napier and was also conducted by divers outside Picton. The local pilot has been suspended.
For more reading on the incident, I refer you to this article.