The polish captain of a cargo vessel that collided with a Stena Line
ferry in Belfast Lough has pleaded guilty to four criminal charges over the incident.
Miroslaw Pozniak has admitted he was drunk while in charge of his ship the Union Moon, which hit the Stena Feronia on March 7th.
Despite having a large hole torn in its side that will cost hundreds of thousands to repair, the Feronia was able to dock safely.
Mr Pozniak may face jail for his actions, which also caused substantial damage to the Union Moon.
And passengers using Stena's ships may note the way safety procedures were carried out, with head of PR and communications at the firm Diane Poole commenting the next day: "We are very happy with how our staff handled last night's incident."
She noted staff were "in control of the situation at all times" and that none of the 98 passengers and crew on board the ship were harmed.
Posted by Mark Robinson