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Ferry runs aground after captain stuck in toilet

Cebu : Philippines | Aug 21, 2011 at 2:05 AM PDT
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Skooter reporting 08/21/11

A captain was inside the bathroom and couldn’t get out while his ferryboat run aground.

A staff of his was able to slow the island-hopping tourist ferry down carrying 54 passengers, but the vessel smashed onto a rock near the shore of Helsinki, the Finnish coastguard said Friday.

The captain got stuck in the bathroom because of a jammed lock and yelled for help, the coastguard said.

Because of the impact some passengers were bruised and tableware was broken in the incident. The coastguard is investigating whether the captain's actions amounted to criminal endangerment.

"He was stuck in the toilet. As soon as the staff member got the door open, it was too late," said Jan Sundell, head of investigation.

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