Drunk captain runs ship aground [PHOTOS]

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August 18, 2011

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A Latvian captain has been placed under arrest after his ship ran aground, allegedly while the man was drunk.  The cargo vessel ALVA was underway from Sczcecin to Gothenburg with a cargo of sodium silicate when the vessel failed to change course as it passed the Island of Hven, just north of Landskrona, Sweden, and ran aground.

A breath test conducted by the authorities revealed that the 63 year old master had been drinking, and authorities suspect that the man may have fallen asleep.  A blood sample was also taken.

Alva had a crew of six when the accident occurred.

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