Polish Master arrested by police for drunken steering

Bulk carrier Tonic Sea was boarded by Jutkand Police, Denmark, late at night Sep 28 in Skagerrak, 8 nm north of Hirtshals, on a suspicion of drunken steering. Polish Master was arrested, vessel anchored off Hirtshals to wait for a new Master. At 1230 UTC Sep 29 vessel was in the same position. Danish news didn’t explain how the police came to a decision to board the vessel, was it Traffic Control Center complaint, or something else. Vessel is en route from Hamburg to Ust-Luga, Russia.

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