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Police catches drunk captain driving vessel in Kiel

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On 1st of December, the water policy in Kiel, Germany, reported that it caught the captain of a Maltese-flagged ocean-going vessel, under the influence of alcohol.

The incident occurred on December 1st, when the pilot of the vessel informed the police that the master of the ship was drunk.

After this, the German authorities boarded the ship and performed and investigation about the event.

The investigation indicated that the captain was sailing the ship under alcohol influence, as the breathalyzer test showed a 3.29 % alcohol concentration.

Following this, the authorities ordered a blood test and a fine of 2.000 Euros was imposed. 

The police did not make any further statement and the investigation will continue.

From December 2nd, the ship continued its route.

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