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Watch: Russian Cargo Ship Hits Bridge in Korea

Mike Schuler
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February 28, 2019

Update: New Video Shows Russian Cargo Ship’s Busan Mayhem

The Korean Coast Guard is investigation the allision of a Russian cargo ship with a bridge in southeastern Korea.

The Coast Guard said the 5,998-ton Seagrand sailed into the side of the Gwangan Bridge at around 4:20 p.m. before turning back to head in the opposite direction, The Korea Herald reported.

Authorities boarded the ship and discovered that the captain had a blood alcohol content of more than twice the legal limit. An official said it wasn’t yet clear if the Russian captain had been at the helm of the vessel at the time of the accident and therefore the captain has not been arrested.

According to reports, Seagrand had also hit a moored cruise ship about 40 minutes before hitting the bridge.

No major damage or pollution has been reported. 

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