Drunk captain about to run aground

The Wilson Avonmouth was in danger of running aground north of Helsingor on 10th of October, 2012, around midnight.

The drunken captain woke up at the very last minute before the accident happened.

A prompt response and great cooperation among Danish and Swedish authorities prevented the registered in Malta cargo vessel running aground north of Elsinore on Tuesday night.

Around midnight the Vessel Traffic System found that the Maltese-registered cargo vessel was heading towards ground north of Elsinore.

The vessel was southbound and had during the last hour kept the same course.

According calculations of the vessel traffic system, course and speed would lead to a grounding within nearly 30 minutes and everything therefore had to be initiated extremely swiftly and effectively to get the cargo vessel to change course.

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Article and image courtesy of Vessel Finder.

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