Master found intoxicated, arrested, Oresund

Master found intoxicated, arrested, Oresund
Written by Maritime First

… As German freighter lost deck cargo, interrupted voyage, Atlantic, Spain***

Swedish Traffic Control in Oresund failed to contact general cargo ship CHRISTINE and alert on her dangerous course, leading the ship to coast, at night Jan 16-17. Traffic Control contacted Coast Guard, the ship changed course in time to avoid grounding.

Pilot was transferred on board of freighter, which is en route from Denmark to Riga Latvia, she was taken to Landskrona Sweden, for investigation. Master was tested for alcohol, and found intoxicated.

Reportedly, he is arrested, CHRISTINE remained at Landskrona, as of 1800 UTC Jan 17 she was in the same position.

In the meantime, general cargo ship PEMBA lost part of her deck cargo on Jan 14, while sailing in stormy waters off Spain’s northwestern coast of Costa da Morte area, Galiciam en route from Ceuta Spain to Szczecin Poland..

Several steel construction pontoons were lost overboard, remaining afloat and endangering traffic in the area. By Jan 17 reportedly, all pontoons were accounted for, and recovered.

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The ship interrupted voyage and called port of Vigo, Spain, to fix remaining deck cargo and probably, take on board recovered pontoons. As of morning Jan 18, the ship was still berthed at Vigo.

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