The 49 year old Russian captain of the "Cemfjord" was sentenced to 35 days imprisonment at the Stavanger City Court for being drunk at the helm.
Three hours after he was found intoxicated, he still had 2.48 per thousand blood alcohol.
In addition the man was forbidden to guide ships in Norwegian waters for two years.
In court the man had admitted having drunk 3.5 deciliter of vodka the night before he went on duty, but he denied that he was drunk when he steered the ship. The Court believed, however, he must have been drinking a lot more.
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