Captain case to go to Crown Court

A ship’s captain charged with being under the influence of alcohol could face as two-year sentence as his case has been sent to Crown Court.

Miroslaw Pozniak, 55, was at the helm of a cargo ship which crashed into a passenger ferry in Belfast Lough on 7 March.

On Monday, a judge ruled that the case should be heard at Crown Court, rather than Magistrates’ Court.

On Friday, Mr Pozniak, who is from Poland, pleaded guilty to the charge.

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Story courtesy of the BBC.

See here for more on the collision.


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