Russian ship “Ruslana” was detained due to drunken crew members

The crew of the bulk carrier Ruslana detained in Poland was drunk

The Baltic Sea, were drunk. This was stated by Aleksey Surovtsev, General Director of the shipping company Transflot, which owns the ship, Izvestia reports.

“Yes, to be honest, yes, there was a little residual phenomenon there. But this is unacceptable, of course, ”he said. Surovtsev said that the crew of the board will be replaced because of what happened. On December 6, other sailors will take over. According to him, the ship's captain, his senior mate and an electrician were on board.

The Director General also denied the information that the ship had deviated from the course. “They went to the roadstead, but slipped a little, then returned back to the voyage,” he explained.

On the morning of December 5, the Polish border service detained the Russian merchant ship Ruslana in the Baltic Sea. The dry cargo ship transported steel structures from the Lithuanian city of Klaipeda to the Polish city of Gdansk. It was reported that on the night of December 5, the ship deviated from the route. The crew did not respond to calls from services, and the ship almost ran aground. According to the border guards, the cargo ship violated the route, moving close to the coast.