| 8 December 2022, Thursday |

British man charged in deadly Baltic Sea ship collision

Danish police announced on Tuesday that a British crew member aboard the ship Scot Carrier was charged with manslaughter in a ship collision in the Baltic Sea in December last year that killed two Danish seamen.

When the 55-metre (180-foot) barge Karin Hoj collided with the 90-metre (295-foot) Scot Carrier in fog and darkness near the Danish island of Bornholm, the 30-year-old British man was on duty. The collision killed two crew members on board the Karin Hoj.

According to Danish police, the defendant was charged with manslaughter, marine intoxication, and carelessness in maritime traffic.

The court case is due to begin in the Copenhagen City Court on June 16 with a ruling expected on June 23, the police said.

  • Reuters