A stuntwoman who had drunken sex with the skipper of a luxury yacht before it crashed has admitted she ‘screwed up big-time’.
Cheya Handley, while working in her second job as a stewardess, was returning the vessel Crystal Blue from a charter trip on the Brisbane River when she began drinking with skipper Jeremy Piggott on March 3 last year.
Handley, 26, then had sex with Piggott, 46, who a court has heard adjusted one of the boat’s CCTV cameras so he would not be caught having sex with her.
Scroll down for video
Cheya Handley, 26, (pictured) had drunken sex with the skipper of the Crystal Blue luxury yacht on March 3 last year – which crashed and suffered $140,000 worth of damage while they were in the act
Crystal Blue suffered $140,000 worth of damage after it collided with a channel beacon as well as two boats before running aground
The boat, which suffered $140,000 worth of damage, collided with a channel beacon at Long Island at about 11.20am that night and than a moored yacht in the Gold Coast’s north at Steiglitz.
The 25-metre-long Crystal Blue hit another boat further south at Jacobs Well before finally running aground.
The young woman has pleaded not guilty to risking the safety of a person or commercial vessel, 7News reported.
In an interview played at Southport Magistrates Court, Handley acknowledged her mistake to a maritime safety inspector.
‘Yeah, I did the wrong thing, drinking on the job. I should have known better, I screwed up big time,’ she said.
‘We were chatting, laying down, looking at the stars and then got it on.’
Handley (pictured right outside court) told a maritime safety inspector she ‘should have known better’, a court heard
The court heard Handley also said in the interview the skipper was using a remote to drive the boat while they were being intimate, The Gold Coast Bulletin reported.
Handley is understood to do stunt work at Japan’s Universal Studios, as well as her job as a luxury boat stewardess.
Piggott has already pleaded guilty to two counts of recklessly contravening his duty to ensure the safety of vessels.
Crystal Blue can be rented for journeys along the Gold Coast and is hired out for $1690 an hour
He was fined $4000 and put on a good behaviour bond for two years.
Crystal Blue can be hired for $1690 an hour for a chartered journey on the Gold Coast, according to the vessel’s website.
Handley’s trial continues.