Drunken Captain Gets Vessel Stuck in Germany

Photo via Br.de
Photo via Br.de

A inland freighter found itself pinned in a peculiar way on Germany’s Main river after the drunken ship captain allegedly ran the vessel into a bridge and then the river bank. 

Local media reports that the 105-meter vessel Elsava became pinned crossways between a bridge and the edge of the river in Lohr am Main, Germany early on Thursday.

Photos and video of the incident show the vessel’s bow protruding several meters up onto the riverbank. 

Upon boarding the vessel police found that the Captain was smoking cigarettes and drinking. He later blew a .15 BAC in a breath test and was taken to the police department for booking.

The ship remained pinned Friday but was expected to be pulled free later in the day.