Drunk and put the ship aground, the Russian captain will go on trial


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The Russian captain, who put a bulk carrier with grain ran aground off the coast of Sweden being drunk, was charged. About it RIA Novosti reported on Friday, August 17, in the court of the city of malmö.

Captain accused of steering the vessel in a drunken state. Prosecutors deemed the crime serious, because the concentration of alcohol in his blood amounted to 2.76 ppm. In addition, there was a serious danger to others, because the man fell asleep at the wheel.

As noted, the captain of a bulk carrier — the man 1965 year of birth of St. Petersburg. During interrogation he admitted that he drank whiskey in his cabin a few hours before work. The sailor is in custody because of fears of the authorities that he could leave Sweden.

The 130-metre cargo ship BBC Lagos was carrying 5 tons of wheat. Ran aground on 3 August near Helsingborg on Sweden’s West coast. The cargo ship, according to coast guard officials, was heading from Lithuania to Spain. He was on the Caribbean Islands of Antigua and Barbuda.

In 2017, in Sweden, was detained by the Russians for the same reason. Then, they arrested the captain and Navigator of a cargo vessel with diesel fuel, ran aground.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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