Thursday, January 14, 2021
Shipping

Drunk Man Arrested After Coast Guard Locates Stolen Tiki Hut Bar in Florida Keys

A U.S. Coast Guard crew from Station Key West have recovered a floating tiki hut bar that was reported stolen near in the Florida Keys Unsurprisingly, the person aboard showed...

January 14, 2021
Total Views: 22184

Sunday, August 5, 2018
Interesting

Drunken Master Suspected in Another Ship Grounding Off Sweden

A cargo ship which ran aground Friday night off Helsingborg, Sweden has been refloated with no pollution reported, the Swedish Coast Guard said Sunday. The vessel, loaded with 5,000 tonnes...

August 5, 2018
Total Views: 310

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Accidents

MAIB: Drunk Master Left Bridge Before Grounding

The master of a Netherlands-registered cargo ship was drinking prior to when his vessel ran aground in Northern Ireland last October, the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch said in its...

June 21, 2018
Total Views: 150

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
Total Views: 127

Monday, June 6, 2016
Interesting

U.S. Navy Slaps Drinking Ban on All 18,600 Sailors in Japan

TOKYO, June 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy slapped a drinking ban on sailors stationed in Japan on Monday and halted off base liberty after police arrested a U.S. sailor...

June 6, 2016
Total Views: 203

Monday, March 28, 2016
News

Drunk Captain Runs Ship Aground in Germany

The captain of a Dutch-flagged cargo ship has found himself in some hot water after running his ship aground while drunk at the German port of Rostock.  The 90-meter long...

March 28, 2016
Total Views: 47

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: 61

Saturday, December 19, 2015
Defense

U.S. and French Navies Differ on Alcohol Aboard Ships

By Yeganeh Torbati ABOARD THE CHARLES DE GAULLE, Dec 19 (Reuters) – French and U.S. officials boast of the closeness of their military alliance, as highlighted by Saturday’s visit from...

December 19, 2015
Total Views: 260

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Accidents

MAIB: ‘Lysblink Seaways’ Watch Officer was Drunk Before Grounding

The sole watchkeeper of the UK-flagged Lysblink Seaways was drunk when the ship ran aground earlier this year in Scotland, the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch said in its investigation...

November 19, 2015
Total Views: 11

Monday, March 23, 2015
african harrier
Maritime News

Drunk Ship Captain Arrested in New Zealand

Parmod Kumar, Master of the African Harrier, a 2014-built, 37k deadweight ton bulk carrier, pleaded guilty on Monday in New Zealand’s Tauranga District Court to operating a ship under the influence...

March 23, 2015
Total Views: 15

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Maritime News

Drunk Man Escapes Death After Swimming Into Path of a Cargo Ship -Video

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution in Blyth has issued an urgent warning the public after a drunk man narrowly escaped death after swimming into the path of an inbound cargo ship in the River Blyth.

September 9, 2014
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
News

Drunk Captain Jailed in UK

A Latvian ship captain has pleaded guilty and sentenced to serve four months in prison in the UK for navigating his ship with a blood alcohol content of nearly four times...

September 3, 2014
Total Views: 4

Monday, June 9, 2014
Maritime News

Drunk Master Runs Ship Aground

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

June 9, 2014
Total Views: 3

Monday, March 24, 2014
Blog

What Do You Do With a Drunken Sailor? There’s an App for That!

The Navy knows it has a drinking problem.  Fleet Week means vomit in the streets and evenings that sailors best not remember. The official Pier Pressure app combines a game...

March 24, 2014
Total Views: 8

Friday, August 16, 2013
Maritime News

Drunk Chinese Dude Passes Out in Shipping Container Bound for America

After a night of drinking in Qingdao, China, Jiang Wu mistook a shipping container as his hotel room. It’s a classic mistake that no doubt happens to thousands of people...

August 16, 2013
Total Views: 3

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Collision

Drunk Master Caused March Collision in Belfast Lough [REPORT]

Investigators in the UK have confirmed what everyone already knew about the March 7th collision between the M/V Union Moon and the Stena Feronia ferry: that the captain of the...

November 15, 2012
Total Views: 4

Sunday, October 28, 2012
Blog

Maritime Monday for October 29th, 2012: What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?

 –image source Gordon Grant (American, 1875-1962), “The Drunken Sailor”, c.1940 Although typically conceived as a song originating in British vessels, the evidence describing it in its earliest appearances come from...

October 28, 2012
Total Views: 37

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: 3

Thursday, September 20, 2012
Blog

Drunk and Hallucinating Woman Jailed for Stealing Ferry While Yelling “I’m Jack Sparrow”

Now there is talking like a pirate, and then there is ACTING like a pirate. This woman chose the latter. According to media reports a UK woman, arrested for stealing...

September 20, 2012
Total Views: 33

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: 4