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Drunk Russian Captain Runs Aground on Lęsų
The Local ^ | 30 Jul 2014

Posted on 07/31/2014 3:27:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The captain of a cement tanker headed from Aalborg to England had a blood alcohol level over twice the legal limit... five hours after running aground.

A tanker loaded with 2,100 tonnes of cement ran aground on the island of Læsø late on Tuesday night, and apparently the ship itself was not the only thing that was loaded.

According to Nordjyske, the Russian captain of the ship registered a blood alcohol level over twice the legal limit when North Jutland Police administered a breathalyzer at around 4am. And that was over five hours after the ship, the Cyprus-owned Cemfjord, ran aground.

Police say the ship was en route from Aalborg to England when things went wrong off the southwest coast of Læsø just before 11pm. The ship, however, did not call for assistance until much later.

“The ship ran aground at 10.41pm and we were notified at 1.47am. I imagine that they tried to come free on their own,” North Jutland Police spokesman Carsten Kjær told Ritzau.

Police arrested the captain and took him to Frederikshavn for processing.

Officials from the Admiral Danish Fleet (Søværnets Operative Kommando) said that there was no sign of leakage from the tanker, which as of Wednesday morning was still grounded. A tugboat will try to free the during the course of the day on Wednesday.


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: denmark; drunk; russian; watercraft

1 posted on 07/31/2014 3:27:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
According to Nordjyske, the Russian captain of the ship registered a blood alcohol level over twice the legal limit when North Jutland Police administered a breathalyzer at around 4am. And that was over five hours after the ship, the Cyprus-owned Cemfjord, ran aground.

Obvious fallacy in that line of thinking is obvious...

2 posted on 07/31/2014 3:31:03 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: nickcarraway

Damn how much vodka he was drinking LOL!


3 posted on 07/31/2014 3:33:25 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: nickcarraway

“Hey Yuri don’t smush boat! What’re you kidding me’’?


4 posted on 07/31/2014 3:46:44 PM PDT by jmacusa (Liberalism defined: When mom and dad go away for the weekend and the kids are in charge.)
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To: nickcarraway

Kaptain Morganskyev??????????????????


5 posted on 07/31/2014 4:14:05 PM PDT by bandleader
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So....HELLO! What IS the “legal limit” with those people. They drink Vodka like it’s water, so I imagine they have a pretty stout legal limit for pretty stout consumption levels. I don’t think MADD has taken them out yet.


6 posted on 07/31/2014 4:38:55 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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Hold my vodka, comrade. I’m gonna try something...


7 posted on 07/31/2014 5:14:36 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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"... и это было в тот момент я понял, моя жизнь стала совершенно неуправляемой."
8 posted on 07/31/2014 5:25:38 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: nickcarraway

Я пиво и смотреть!


9 posted on 07/31/2014 5:32:29 PM PDT by Bratch
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how much does her job pay?


10 posted on 07/31/2014 5:33:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: rockinqsranch

It well known fact they never of MADD Mothers against Drunk Driver in Russia


11 posted on 07/31/2014 5:40:02 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: GeronL

Whatever it is, it’s worth it!


12 posted on 07/31/2014 5:40:32 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

lol


13 posted on 07/31/2014 5:50:25 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Bratch

If we all chip in and bought a Freeper Island http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3187483/posts (way down thread) she can work full time. lol


14 posted on 07/31/2014 5:53:40 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: nickcarraway

What do you do with a drunken sailor...??


15 posted on 07/31/2014 6:04:13 PM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: GeronL
And she can be in charge of appropriating the food.



16 posted on 07/31/2014 6:13:29 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Nah, I don’t like seafood, I’ll take a sandwich and she doesn’t need to get in the water


17 posted on 07/31/2014 6:17:51 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: nickcarraway

Here is a site that has interesting stories of ships, usually in distress http://gcaptain.com/


18 posted on 07/31/2014 6:36:42 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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