Court documents released to the Herald reveal the lead-up to the latest crash for the maligned Fullers ferry Kea. Sam Hurley looks at its history of incidents, some of which have seriously injured passengers and crew.

New Zealand's largest public ferry operator is being prosecuted again after one of its ferries crashed into a wharf, seriously injuring a woman.

But the remarkable aspect of the latest court proceeding for the Fullers Group is it once again involves the same seemingly troublesome ferry - the Kea.

The 105 tonne catamaran has seen its fair share of accidents during the past 20 years, the Herald discovered while researching Maritime New Zealand incident reports, court documents and its own archives.

It has operated for more than 30 years, making thousands of voyages across the Waitematā Harbour, and makes about

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The Kea: A cursed catamaran?