Drunk master jailed

A master found to be drunk in charge of a 1,300-dwt cargo vessel was jailed for four months yesterday.

Andrejs Borodins was almost four times over the limit when a river pilot at Dundee harbour came to help him manage the vessel.

The pilot, Barry Nisbet, gave the accused instructions on how to get through shipping lanes, but noted he was unsteady on his feet.

He then took control of the ship and notified the police while the captain went to sleep.

Borodins failed a breath test and was later sentenced for “gross breach of his duty as master of the vessel”.

The cargoship was carrying animal feed from Perth to Norway.