Drunk Russian captain put the ship aground off the coast of Sweden


Пьяный российский капитан посадил корабль на мель у берегов Швеции

The captain of the cargo ship BBC Lagos, put him aground off the coast of Sweden, arrested for sailing under the influence. During a search of a sailor found a Russian passport. About TASS reported the press Secretary of the southern region police Fredric bratt.

“The alcohol content in the captain’s blood — 2.5 ppm. This is a very great figure, which means that the offender may be punished with imprisonment”, — he explained.

It is noted that a hearing on this matter shall be held not later than 7 August.

The 130-metre cargo ship BBC Lagos was carrying 5 tons of wheat. It ran aground on Friday, August 3, 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.


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