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Denmark charges UK seaman over deadly cargo ship collision

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish authorities have charged a 30-year-old British seaman with negligent manslaughter over a fatal cargo ship collision last year, with the “particularly aggravating” factor that the suspect was allegedly drunk on his watch. Two crew members of the Danish-flagged Karin Høj were killed after the freighter collided with the British Scot Carrier in the Baltic Sea off southern Sweden on Dec. 13 and capsized, without sinking. The British seaman, who has not been named, was the duty mate on the Scot Carrier, according to Danish authorities. He was also charged Tuesday with failing to provide help or assistance to the Karin Høj’s crew. He was arrested just after the collision by Swedish police and extradited to Denmark in February.

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