Drunken man destroyed bow port

A 33-year-old man from Bergen is facing a major suit after he destroyed the opening mechanism on the bow port on «Fjord Norway» while intoxicated.

«The man had managed to get down to the looked off car deck, and here he managed to destroy some electrical equipment in a control room,» said Atle Kvamme, head of information at Fjord Line, to boarding.no.

According to the website, the man was arrested by the police in Egersund at about 11 p.m. Monday night.

The problem was discovered when the ship was going to dock at Egersund after the trip from Bergen via Haugesund.

«We had to use an anchor, since he had destroyed the electrical equipment which directs the mechanism on the bow port, and we have to continue to do this until we get the chance to replace the equipment which is destroyed,” Kvamme said.

The company states that it will look into its routines in order to prevent that something like this happens again.

According to the company, the error is not a security risk. In spite of the fact that they have to use the aft end, the ship will travel at normal speed.

«We need about 10 minutes extra on this procedure, but the ship is now in route to Hanstholm,» Kvamme added.

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