What to do with drunken sailor George Wood? Fine him – The Times

Posted October 16th, 2009 in news by sally

“A judge at York Crown Court found himself forced to answer a question yesterday that has vexed seamen since at least the 19th century. What should he do with the drunken sailor? A Scottish sea captain stood before him in the dock, charged with running his trawler aground on the sand near Filey, North Yorkshire. He had admitted to being drunk in charge of his craft.”

Full story

The Times, 16th October 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk