A Cargo ship is reported to have struck a bridge across the river Main at Lohrer, Germany and got stuck between a pillar on the center span and the riverbank. Suspecting foul smell in captains breath, police conducted a breath test and found a blood alcohol concentration of 0.15 percent, which is nearly twice the limit permitted by law.
The CDC suggests that a blood alcohol level in the 0.15 percent range corresponds to the following symptoms: “Far less muscle control than normal; Vomiting may occur (unless this level is reached slowly or a person has developed a tolerance for alcohol); Major loss of balance; Substantial impairment in vehicle control, attention to driving task, and in necessary visual and auditory information processing.”
All three seafarers were safe and just a single tug is reported to have helped in pulling the vessel back to the waters later the same day.
The river was closed to traffic during the incident. The condition of the vessel and the bridge have not been reported, and the investigation is ongoing.
Source: Bayerischer Rundfunk