Drunk captain reported by pilot was arrested in Marsden Point
Drunk captain was arrested in Marsden Point
A pilot taking the "Shansi" to its berth at Marsden Point, northwest North Island, NZ, reported to police on Aug 4, 2017, that the captain of the ship appeared to be under intoxication.
Police officers carried out a breathalyzer test and in fact found him drunk.
The 53-year old Englishman was arrested and had to appear in court on Aug 7.
The vessel docked at Marsden on Aug 5 at 5.30 a.m., having sailed from Tauringa on July 31.