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    Skipper of anti-pollution tug on drink charge

    News // September 16, 2005

    The skipper of a UK Marine & Coastguard Agency (MCA) anti-pollution tug which ran aground on rocks off Shetland has been charged with being more than three times over the legal limit of alcohol.

    Peter Leask, skipper of Anglian Sovereign, which was on charter to the MCA from Klyne Tugs, appeared in private at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

    He is facing five charges under maritime and environmental legislation. 

    As previously reported in Offshore Shipping OnlineAnglian Sovereign ran aground on September 3rd, spilling 200 tonnes of fuel in the process.

    Three investigations into the accident are under way, and Anglian Sovereign is now in Rotterdam for repairs.



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