Saturday, May 20, 2006
Coast Guard officers removed the Captain of a Celebrity cruise ship Friday afternoon after he failed a breathalyzer during a routine safety inspection. Petty Officer Shawn Eggert said inspectors administered the breathalyzer after they suspected the ship's master had been drinking. The Mercury was delayed in port for more than an hour.
Celebrity Cruises sails weekly during spring and summer from Seattle to Alaska from the Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal at Pier 66. The Captain's name and other details were not immediately available. Phone calls to the company were not immediately returned.