Swedish authorities have referred another seafarer to a local court for being found to be intoxicated as his ship ran aground on Friday.
The Russian master of the BBC Lagos, a multipurpose ship, has been placed in custody after the ship, laden with 5,000 tons of wheat, ran aground near Helsingborg port in the Oresund Strait. The vessel was subsequently refloated. The captain has pled guilty to being drunk and faces sentencing in 11 days.
The captain of the Makassar Highway, a car carrier belonging to K Line, was also detained by Swedish authorities 10 days ago after the ship ran aground off the coast of southern Sweden resulting in a sizeable oil spill.