Skipper arrested for being 'drunk' after near miss with QM2

Daily Echo: Skipper arrested after near miss with QM2 Skipper arrested after near miss with QM2

THE skipper of a speedboat was arrested for being drunk after nearly colliding with the QM2, it was reported.

The 76,000 tonne liner was on the River Elbe near Hamburg heading to Southampton when the near miss happened, German press has reported.

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7:32pm Wed 25 Jun 14

945mrb says...

The QM2 is 150000 tonnes!!
The QM2 is 150000 tonnes!! 945mrb
  • Score: 4

7:33pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Linesman says...

Must have been Blind drunk!
Must have been Blind drunk! Linesman
  • Score: 1

7:53pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Stubs says...

Hope he has his licence taken away and points on his licence.
Hope he has his licence taken away and points on his licence. Stubs
  • Score: 2

8:15pm Wed 25 Jun 14

sparkster says...

idiot, I agree Stubs he should have his licence taken away
idiot, I agree Stubs he should have his licence taken away sparkster
  • Score: 1

10:23pm Wed 25 Jun 14

steekeemcglue says...

945mrb wrote:
The QM2 is 150000 tonnes!!
well spotted... the echo has misunderstood the ships weight ( 150,000 tonnes ) for its displacement ( weight of water displaced when floating )
[quote][p][bold]945mrb[/bold] wrote: The QM2 is 150000 tonnes!![/p][/quote]well spotted... the echo has misunderstood the ships weight ( 150,000 tonnes ) for its displacement ( weight of water displaced when floating ) steekeemcglue
  • Score: 1

11:44pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Frank28 says...

If the drunken sailor had crashed into the QM2, who do you think would have come off worse?
If the drunken sailor had crashed into the QM2, who do you think would have come off worse? Frank28
  • Score: 2

8:02am Thu 26 Jun 14

Hastagger says...

What shall we do with a drunken sailor?

#trends
What shall we do with a drunken sailor? #trends Hastagger
  • Score: 3

8:46am Thu 26 Jun 14

Tallship says...

Stubs wrote:
Hope he has his licence taken away and points on his licence.
Anyone idiot can 'drive' a speedboat you do not need any form of licence.
[quote][p][bold]Stubs[/bold] wrote: Hope he has his licence taken away and points on his licence.[/p][/quote]Anyone idiot can 'drive' a speedboat you do not need any form of licence. Tallship
  • Score: 3

11:53am Thu 26 Jun 14

tridevo says...

in Germany everyboat owner needs a License and get caught with any amount of alcohol they loose there license. He probably thougt he had the right of way. Idiot!
in Germany everyboat owner needs a License and get caught with any amount of alcohol they loose there license. He probably thougt he had the right of way. Idiot! tridevo
  • Score: 1

9:30pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Zexagon says...

Stubs wrote:
Hope he has his licence taken away and points on his licence.
Boat or car licence? He may not drive
[quote][p][bold]Stubs[/bold] wrote: Hope he has his licence taken away and points on his licence.[/p][/quote]Boat or car licence? He may not drive Zexagon
  • Score: 0
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