Freighter carries on regardless

The captain of a freighter has been fined 14,000 and ordered to pay more than 6,000 (sterling) in costs for steaming for 14 miles in the Dover Strait Traffic Separation Scheme………the wrong way!

Italian master Paulo Ravalico, 47, of the Storman Asia bound for Middlesborough pleaded guilty to the charge at Folkestone Magistrate’s Court.

He had been repeatedly warned by Coastguards that he was causing mayhem among other vessels taking avoiding action, but took no notice.