captain stuck on toilet runs aground finnish ferry

Scandinavian ferry runs aground while captain stuck in toilet

Mike Schuler
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August 19, 2011

captain stuck on toilet runs aground finnish ferry The Finnish ferry KING carrying 54 passengers ran aground Friday after its master got stuck in the bathroom, according to a report from Reuters based on a release from the Finnish Coast Guard.

The captain got stuck in the bathroom because of a jammed lock and yelled for help, the article quoted the coast guard as saying.  One of the ferry’s crew managed to slow the vessel down but unfortunately it was too late, and the vessel ran aground on a rock near Helsinki.

Some minor injuries were reported, as well as some cosmetic damage to the vessel.  The coast guard is investigating whether the captain’s actions were criminal, but hey, at least he wasn’t drinking.

Those of you from Finland can read the Coast Guard release HERE.

Image by Murad Sezer / Reuters

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