The master of the Tonic Sea bulk carrier has got mixed up in a drinking scandal which could see measures against him including fines and a lengthy ban.
Danish police boarded the 93,000 dwt ship, owned by Germany’s NSC Holding, in the early hours of September 28 while it was en route from Hamburg to Ust-Luga in Russia.
The 44-year-old Polish master of the 2012-built vessel was found to have an alcohol reading of 1.34 when breath-tested at around 2am. He was arrested and taken to Aalborg. The ship has been forced to anchor while it waits for a new master to take command.
The Polish officer could face legal action, a possible fine, and a ban from being a master for up to five years, according to Denmark’s Merchant Shipping Act.