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British man ordered detained by Swedish court after deadly ship collision - TT Newsagency

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British man ordered detained by Swedish court after deadly ship collision - TT Newsagency
British man ordered detained by Swedish court after deadly ship collision - TT Newsagency   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  

<div> <p><span class="caps">STOCKHOLM</span> – A Swedish court ordered a British crew member of the ship Scot Carrier to be remanded in custody on Thursday, following a collision earlier this week that left one crew member of a Danish barge dead and another missing, TT Newsagency reported.</p> <p>The court detained him on suspicion of causing death through negligence, maritime drunkenness, and negligence in maritime traffic. </p> <p>The suspect only admitted one count of negligence in maritime traffic, and denied all the others, according to TT.</p> <p>Neither the prosecutor nor the suspect’s defence lawyer could be immediately reached.</p> <p>At least one person, a Danish crew member from the 55-metre barge Karin Hoj, died in the collision with the 90-metre Scot Carrier, which occurred in fog and darkness off the Danish island of Bornholm in the early hours of Monday.</p> <p>The court ordered him detained on the highest level of suspicion in the Swedish legal system, as the prosecutor had requested. </p> <p>The Swedish Coast Guard said on Thursday that it planned to salvage the ship on Friday after it is towed to Denmark. </p> <p/> </div>