A 77-year-old man denies a charge of obstructing the Rathlin Ferry.
Bertie Currie, of Ballynagard Cottages on Rathlin, is charged in relation to June 2 this year.
The charge is that he ‘obstructed lawful activity in a public place’.
The specifics of the charge allege that at Rathlin Island the defendant ‘by sitting, or otherwise conducting yourself in a public place, wilfully hindered lawful activity, namely the sailing of the Rathlin Ferry’.
The case was mentioned at Coleraine Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena on Thursday.
A defence solicitor said it was a “first appearance summons” and said the charge is to be contested.
The case has been adjourned to later this month to fix a date for a contest.
No further details were given to the court.