WATCH: Drunk Ship Captain Crashes Into Bridge
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SOUTH KOREA – A Russian cargo ship captain was drunk when his ship hit a cruise liner and later crashed into a bridge on South Korea’s coast Thursday.
South Korean authorities said it was unclear whether the captain was at the helm of the Seagrand during the crash, but they determined that his blood alcohol level was above the legal limit at the time, according Yonhap, a South Korean news outlet. The ship was also sailing in the opposite direction of its planned course.
The Russian ship reportedly hit the cruise liner while it was moored at a port an hour prior to crashing into the bi-level bridge, according to Fox News. The crash knocked an approximately 15-foot hole in the Gwangan bridge. Thankfully no one was injured.
Coast guards tried to alert the captain via the radio multiple times to change course but the captain reportedly ignored their signals, ostensibly because he does not understand English well.