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British Seafarer Gets Prison Sentence After Deadly Baltic Sea Ship Collision

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

June 17, 2022

(Photo: Swedish Sea Rescue)

(Photo: Swedish Sea Rescue)

A British crew member of the ship Scot Carrier has been found guilty in manslaughter and sentenced to 1.5 years in prison after a ship collision in December last year in the Baltic Sea that killed two Danish seafarers, Danish police said on Thursday.

The 30-year old British man was on duty when the 55-meter (180 ft) barge Karin Hoj was in collision with the 90-meter (295 ft) Scot Carrier in fog and darkness off the Danish island of Bornholm. Two crew members on board Karin Hoj died as a result of the collision.

A Copenhagen city court also gave the man, who plead guilty in manslaughter and maritime drunkenness, a 12-year entry ban to Denmark and a temporary ban on sailing in Danish waters, Danish police said.

(Reuters - Reporting by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel)

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