The Saga Continues: Another captain drunk at the helm

By Accidents

In the night of 29th of January, 2013, the Danish police authorities apprehended the master of the Amethyst that was found to have been drunk on work.
The Sea Operating Command of Denmark had presumed the captain have been drunk after a radio contact during the vessel's northbound transit of the Sound being bound from Flushing to Ghent. A police vessel was immediately dispatched and a boarding team entered the Amethyst vessel.
The master at the helm of Amethyst was found under the influence of alcohol informed the police officers. The 59-year-old master had to pass an alcohol test, a blood sample was also taken from him. The captain was appear before a judge on the 29th of January, 2013. The vessel was detained by the police authorities and anchored off Copenhagen.