¡Como está el patio!. Nota del USCG. En una inspección de rutina, un oficial del USCG noto que le chinaba el aliento al viejo, subieron al barco con el analizador, le hicieron la prueba del alcohol y se lo llevaron detenido.
La compañia, Celebrity Cruises, tardo 90 minutos en cesarle y poner un sustituto «qualificado», seguramente el primero senior.
The man, who was preparing the ship to leave, was arrested, fired by Celebrity Cruises and immediately replaced by another captain before the ship Mercury set sail, Metruck said. The events caused the Mercury to leave port 90 minutes late, at 6:30 p.m..
«The captain’s actions are totally unacceptable. He has been stripped of his command and ordered off the ship,» Dan Hanrahan, president of Celebrity Cruises, said in a release. A Coast-Guard inspector was aboard the Mercury shortly before 2:30 p.m. to follow up on a previous safety violation involving a life boat lift, Metruck said. The inspector smelled alcohol on the captain’s breath and notified staff at Coast Guard headquarters, he said.
Four Coast Guard investigators armed with a portable Breathalyzer were dispatched to the ship. The captain didn’t admit to drinking, but his breath registered at more than twice the federal maritime limit of .04 percent, Metruck said. The legal limit for drivers in Washington state, by comparison, is 08 percent.