British Seafarer Gets Prison Sentence After Deadly Baltic Sea Ship Collision
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)