SOUTH KOREA: Shocking moments were recorded when a drunk Russian Captain Crashes huge Cargo Ship into South Korean Motorway Bridge.
The captain’s blood alcohol level was found to be three times more the legal limit as reported by the Korea Coast Guard.
The drunk captained smashed 600 tonne Seagrand right into the motorway in South Korea before trying to flee the scene.
The incident occurred during a rush hour at the Gwangan Bridge in Busan. The cargo ship collided with the side of the bridge along the busy highway.
It was reported that the drunk captain of the ship tried to escape. He tried to turn and leave the scene.
The ship followed and stopped by the Korea Coast Guard.
The video footage has caught the moment exactly when the ship crashed into the side of the motorway bridge.
The two-decked bridge is left with five-metre wide hole in the lower part.
According to reports from Russia, the crew members on board were questioned by the coastguard. It was then discovered the captain was drunk and over the limits.
It is not illegal to booze on board a merchant ship. But it is not allowed to be in charge of the controls at the same time.
While it is not illegal for a person to down booze on board a merchant ship they cannot be in charge of the controls at the same time.
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It was not cleared by the coastguard if the captain was at the controls when the ship collided with the bridge.
The Korean Coast Guard officials reported the captain’s blood alcohol level was 0.086 per cent – almost three times the legal limit of 0.03 per cent.
According to local news agency Yonhap, the 600 tonne cargo ship had also hit a cruise ship. Forty minutes later it smashed into the bridge.