Ship with drunk Russian Master detained in Great Belt

General cargo ship RIX PARTNER movements in Great Belt arouse suspicions at Vessel Traffic Control Center at around midnight LT Apr 17, the ship was approaching Great Belt Bridge from north, being en route from Frederiksvaerk Denmark to Papenburg Germany. A police boat was sent to check the ship, police and Navy team boarded the ship, finding Russian Master, seemingly drunk, at ship’s control. RIX PARTNER was brought to anchor south of bridge, as of morning Apr 18 she was still at anchor. Blood test was carried out.

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