British sailor charged with manslaughter in Denmark over lethal sea collision
Danish authorities have charged a British sailor over a deadly cargo ship collision final 12 months that killed two folks.
The 30-year-old man is suspected of being drunk whereas on responsibility and was formally indicted for negligent manslaughter on Tuesday.
Two crew members of the Danish-flagged Karin Høj have been killed final December after the freighter collided with the British Scot Service within the Baltic Sea and capsized, with out sinking.
The incident occurred in fog and darkness south of Ystad in Sweden and near the Danish island of Bornholm.
The British suspect has additionally been charged with maritime drunkenness and failing to supply assist or help to the Karin Høj’s crew.
He was arrested simply after the collision by Swedish police and extradited to Denmark in February. The 30-year-old has since been held in pre-trial custody and faces a trial in Copenhagen on June 16.