The master of the cargo vessel Scot Trader has been caught heavily intoxicated in charge of his vessel.
On September 28, the vessel was approaching the Port of Gothenburg to bunker fuel when it was spotted several times to have been on the wrong side of the fairway. Reports were given to the Swedish Coast Guard by several other vessels in the area.
The Estonian master of Scot Trader was detained around 8 p.m., local time, right after the vessel anchored in the port. He was suspected to have been drunk in charge of the cargo vessel. The Estonian was taken a blood sample which showed 0.97 mg/l alcohol or 1.94 per thousand and was arrested by prosecutors.
Scot Trader (IMO number 9368405 and MMSI 235106484) was built in 2008. The 90-metre general cargo vessel is registered in the United Kingdom.
Image: Wolfgang Berthel