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Seafarer sentenced to prison after deadly collision with Danish ship

30-year-old British officer was under the influence of alcohol and talking on the phone during collision with Danish ship last year.

Photo: Tt News Agency/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

A 30-year-old British officer has been given a prison sentence of 1.5 years after a ship collision that killed two seafarers.

The officer is guilty of involuntary manslaughter under especially aggravating conditions being that he sailed with a blood alcohol level of at least 1.15.

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