Drunk captain of Swire MPP arrested in New Zealand

The captain of Swire Shipping MPP Shanshi was arrested for being intoxicated on Friday at Northport in New Zealand, reports.

Police were called by Maritime NZ when a pilot assisting the docking of the vessel noticed that the captain appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.

53-year-old Anthony Michael Baker from Devon, England, blew significantly over the limit for seafarers and in court today was fined NZ$3,000 ($2,214). His lawyer told the court that Baker had also been suspended by his employer.

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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