Ha varado en Suecia sin consecuencias, (vertido, daños) excepto para el Capitán que había tomado cuatro cervezas, nadie cuestiona que eran seis tripulantes, ni los turnos de trabajo, ni la fatiga…
Swedish police on Friday charged the captain of a Dutch vessel that ran aground near the Helsingborg port with aggravated drunkenness and carelessness in sea traffic, a spokesman said.
The 44-year-old captain, a Ukrainian citizen, had an alcohol level, as measured by a breath test, of 0.4 milligrams per litre, with the legal limit for navigating at 0.1 milligrams per litre.
He added the captain was arrested for «aggravated drunkenness at sea» even though aggravated drunkenness usually starts at 0.5 milligrams of alcohol per litre, because of the circumstances.
«It is a decision that was taken considering he was the commanding officer of a big ship that he was navigating in the shallow Oeresund strait,» he said.
The 85-meter (278 feet) Flinterforest, a Dutch vessel, ran aground early Friday a few kilometers (miles) north of the southwestern port of Helsingborg, on her way from Finland to Scotland with a cargo of paper rolls.