Lithuanian captain accused of being drunk on duty

A 43-year-old Lithuanian captain appeared in a Belfast court yesterday accused of running a containership while drunk.

Eugenijus Tulauskas was arrested by harbour police due to his alleged condition on an unspecified container vessel on Sunday.

The 43-year-old Lithuanian, of no fixed abode, faces a charge of having excess alcohol while on duty as professional master of a ship.

The court heard that the company who own the vessel intends to fly in another captain to take over sailing duties.

Tulauskas is due to appear again on October 10.


Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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