The Maersk Line Ltd captain slapped with a short suspension for “hazing” a cadet has been let go by the shipping giant’s US arm.

Mark Stinziano, who was accused of groping and abusing a US Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) deck cadet while serving as chief mate aboard the 4,658-teu Maersk Idaho (built 2000), has had his employment terminated earlier this month.

Maersk Line Ltd said the findings of a US Coast Guard administrative law judge in April ran contrary to statements Stinziano made during the company's initial investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations in 2015.