Russian sailor charged with drinking Rum, crashing cargo ship

KILCHOAN, Scotland (CNN) – Nothing good can happen when you try to pilot a 7,000 ton cargo ship after drinking a half-liter of rum.

In this case, the ship slammed in to the coast of Scotland.

United Kingdom investigators say that is what happened last winter as the Russian ship Lysblink Seaways was on its way from northern Ireland to Norway.

The ship was so badly damaged it had to be scrapped.

Results of an investigation concluded that the chief officer’s blood alcohol content was eight times the legal limit for seafarers in the U.K.

No one was injured in the accident, but 25,000 tons of gas and oil spilled on to the coastal waters.

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