Drunk Master Runs Ship Aground

MV Kaisa courtesy Swedish Coast Guard
MV Kaisa courtesy Swedish Coast Guard

A drunk captain is likely to blame for a ship grounding off the southwestern coast of Sweden.

According to the Swedish Coast Guard, the Maltese-flagged bulk carrier Kaisa ran aground Sunday afternoon at the entrance to the Helsingborg bulk port in Sweden.

The coast guard was alerted to the grounding after the ship failed to arrive in port. An overflight confirmed that no oil had leaked from the vessel.

Local police investigating the grounding found the captain to be heavily intoxicated, the coast guard said. According to local reports however, the captain admitted to consuming alcohol but only after the vessel was already aground.

The ship has been refloated and is in the port of Helsingborg as of Monday morning.