Drunk captain, first mate and engineer onboard Russian coastal vessel arrested

Three crew onboard Russian coastal vessel Ivan Bobrov were arrested by Danish police after testing above the legal alcohol limit on Friday.

The vessel was sailing south in Øresund (the Sound) when it deviated off course enough for Denmark’s Defence Sea Rescue Service to contract police. When the vessel was contacted by radio, the police suspected the crew were drunk and sent officers to the ship to breath test the crew.

Three of the nine crew on board, the ship’s captain, first mate and engineer, were arrested for being over the legal limit for seafarers.

The ship is now anchored at Elsinore where the three seafarers, who face serious jail time, will undergo further blood tests and a preliminary hearing.


Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.


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