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Engine trouble in Riga
The 'Baltic Carrier' suffered a damage to its main engine, which started to overheat and broke down at Riga on Oct 4, 2020, at 10.50 a.m. The cylinders 1 and 8 were blocked. The vessel was carrying pulp wood, which has been discharged. The vessel left Riga on Oct 10 at 12.15 p.m. and headed to Gdynia, ETA Oct 12.
Captain sentenced to 100 daily fines
The captain who grounded the "Baltic Carrier" on Sep 24, heavily influenced by alcohol, near Hittarp north of Helsingborg with seven men on board has been sentenced to 100 daily fines which he, however, does not have to pay. The reason was that he has been in detention for so long that it should be set off against the fine.
Captain charged off gross negigence and alcohol consumption
The captain of the 'Baltic Carrier' which ran aground off Helsingborg on Sep 24 was now being charged with gross negilgence in sea traffic and drunk sailing. He was datained the day after the accident and arrested later that week. According to the indictment, the man must have been severely affected by alcohol and fell asleep at the helm. In interrogations, the man stated that he slept for more than 20 minutes when he steered the ship with a crew of seven on board. He was also charged with gross negligence in traffic as he had failed to pay attention at sea and in communication with the Swedish authorities. The man refuses a crime.News schreiben