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Swedish Coast Guard suspects intoxication led to Baltic Sea ship collision

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The Swedish Coast Guard said on Monday an investigation into the collision between two ships in the Baltic Sea had been widened and that suspicions now included gross marine intoxication.

“Additional criminal suspicions have arisen, including gross sea intoxication, the Coast Guard said in a statement. “The Coast Guard is currently taking a number of investigative measures, including various types of coercive measures within the framework of the preliminary investigation.”

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British cargo ship Scot Carrier is pictured after colliding with Danish cargo ship Karin Hoej, between Ystad and Bornholm, on the Baltic Sea December 13, 2021. (Reuters)
British cargo ship Scot Carrier is pictured after colliding with Danish cargo ship Karin Hoej, between Ystad and Bornholm, on the Baltic Sea December 13, 2021. (Reuters)



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