Monday, August 7, 2017
Interesting

Drunk Ship Captain Arrested in New Zealand

A New Zealand court has sentenced a British ship captain to pay a $3,000 fine after authorities found him to be more than five-times the legal alcohol limit when his...

August 7, 2017
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Friday, February 26, 2016
Interesting

Drunken Captain Gets Vessel Stuck in Germany

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...

February 26, 2016
Total Views: 155

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
News

Russian Captain Fined in U.S. for BAC Four Times the Legal Limit

The Russian ship captain of a Maltese-flagged freighter has been sentenced in Oregon to pay a $1,000 fine for operating his ship with a BAC that was over four times...

April 10, 2013
Total Views: 3

Thursday, October 11, 2012
Grounding Incidents

Drunk Captain Saved By The Bell, A Helicopter, Other Ships, And a Little Bit of Luck

The Captain of the Maltese-flagged M/V Wilson Avonmouth is lucky to have avoided going aground near Helsingor, Denmark after passing out at the helm, and only to be awoken by frantic attempts...

October 11, 2012
Total Views: 4

Thursday, May 17, 2012
Maritime News

Sleeping Drunk Master Blamed in 2011 ‘Karin Schepers’ Grounding

A drunken master that had fallen asleep in the bridge is to blame for the August 2011 grounding of the Karin Schepers along the UK’s Cornish coast, according to an...

May 17, 2012
Total Views: 7

Friday, March 9, 2012
Blog

Captain Arrested after Cargo Ship Collides with Ferry [UPDATED]

UPDATE: The captain of M/V Union Moon, plead guilty to excess alcohol by the master of a ship Friday morning.  The captain, Miroslaw Pozniak, 55, from Poland, will remain in custody...

March 9, 2012
Total Views: 13

Monday, March 5, 2012
Blog

Drunk Freighter Captain Arrested on Columbia River [UPDATE]

M/V Laconia. Photo (c) Clark Crawford via MarineTraffic.com Update: The captain of the Maltese-flagged M/V Laconia that was arrested last week after failing a breathalyzer test was not just slightly...

March 5, 2012
Total Views: 6

Monday, February 20, 2012
Danica hav ais data track
Maritime News

AIS Track Data Reveals Drunken Ship Driving by Russian Captain [UPDATE]

Musta been a heck of a night for the master of the Danica Hav before he pulled out of the Swedish port of Varberg. A few hours later he was...

February 20, 2012
Total Views: 7

Thursday, August 18, 2011
Blog

Drunk captain runs ship aground [PHOTOS]

Photo Seanews Turkey 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...

August 18, 2011
Total Views: 6

Friday, April 11, 2008
Oil Spill

Not Being John Cota

Not Being John Cota by Bob Couttie “Capt. Cota acknowledges the lack of situational awareness and does not expect it to happen again.” Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays:...

April 11, 2008
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