The captain of a Cypriot cargo vessel has been held in Denmark after being charged of drink-driving.
he unnamed seafarer was picked up ashore after his ship grounded outside Frederiksvaerk on May 24. North Zealand Police received a report of the incident in the evening, and the Danish navy was called into action.
Commenting on the incident, Naval deputy commander Mikael Olesen said that the police report states the master was assessed as under the influence of alcohol.
As a result, he was arrested and charged with drink-driving, after which he was taken to hospital for blood sampling to determine his exact blood alcohol level.
As for the ship, it was not immediately damaged by the grounding, and is awaiting to be towed. What is more, no pollution was reported, while the ship was aground in 2.2m of water after having not correctly followed the fairway on its way out of the port.