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VIDEO: Drunk Russian sailor crashes ship into South Korean bridge

Russian Coast Guard. (United States Coast Guard/Petty Officer Jonathan R. Cilley)
March 01, 2019

A sailor walks into a bar.

Actually, a supposedly drunk Russian sailor crashed a nearly 6,000-ton cargo ship into a South Korean bridge this week.

It was reportedly the ship’s captain, but it has not been confirmed if he was at the helm at the time of the collision. The ship apparently veered off course with the drunk captain on board and crashed into the Gwangan Bridge.

Watch the video footage here:

No injuries were reported, but there’s now a 16-foot hole where the ship crashed into the bridge in Busan, a port city located along the south east of the country.

The ships’ captain, who is not being identified, reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.086 percent, when the legal limit is 0.03 percent, South Korean Yonhap News Agency reported.

The cargo ship had also reportedly hit a cruise ship about 40 minutes prior to crashing into the bridge.

Not only that, but it also should have reportedly been heading in a different direction, and not directly at the bridge that it could clearly not pass under.

Consuming alcohol aboard a ship isn’t a punishable offense – unless the person steering the ship was the one drinking.