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Fine For Captain Found Drunk In Charge Of Cargo Vessel In Belfast Harbour

17th January 2020
The Danica Hav docked in Gdansk, Poland in 2016 The Danica Hav docked in Gdansk, Poland in 2016 Photo: Jerzy Rakowski/Shipspotting

A captain found drunk in charge of his ship in Belfast docks has been fined £500, as the Belfast Telegraph reports.

Fifty-eight-year-old Oleg Okolobvich was arrested after fellow crew were forced to step in to avoid the cargo vessel Danica Hav colliding with the quay at Belfast Harbour on Tuesday (14 January).

Belfast Magistrates' Court heard on Wednesday (15 January) that a ship’s pilot reported strange behaviour from the captain — who later failed a breath test after his arrest.

The Belfast Telegraph has more on the story HERE.

MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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