Skip to comments.Drunk Russian Captain Runs Aground on Lęsų
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.
Obvious fallacy in that line of thinking is obvious...
Damn how much vodka he was drinking LOL!
“Hey Yuri don’t smush boat! What’re you kidding me’’?
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.
Hold my vodka, comrade. I’m gonna try something...
how much does her job pay?
It well known fact they never of MADD Mothers against Drunk Driver in Russia
Whatever it is, it’s worth it!
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
What do you do with a drunken sailor...??
Nah, I don’t like seafood, I’ll take a sandwich and she doesn’t need to get in the water
Here is a site that has interesting stories of ships, usually in distress http://gcaptain.com/