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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish prosecutors mentioned Wednesday {that a} Croatian nationwide have been launched since the suspicion towards him of being under the influence of alcohol at the British freighter that collided with a Danish freighter off southern Sweden had “weakened” however he stays a suspect. A British citizen used to be nonetheless detained.

Monday’s pre-dawn collision with Danish-flagged Karin Hoej brought about the latter to capsize. One individual used to be later discovered lifeless within the hull and any other is lacking. The collision came about in foggy climate.

Prosecutor Tomas Olvmyr mentioned the British citizen born in 1991 remained detained and “suspicions towards him have now not weakened.” He’s held suspected of “gross negligence in maritime visitors, irritated drunken seafaring,” and inflicting someone else’s dying. Olvmyr added that the prosecution should come to a decision whether or not to officially arrest the Briton by means of midday Thursday at the newest.

Previous this week, the British transport corporate mentioned workforce aboard the Scot Provider have been examined for medicine and alcohol after the collision and “two workforce participants exceeded the prohibit.” It wasn’t transparent whether or not they have been relating to the Briton and Croatian or different workforce participants.

The Croatian guy who’s suspected of “gross sea drunkenness” used to be born in 1965. None in their names have been launched.

Media in Sweden have reported that the Scot Provider persisted its direction after the collision and used to be afterwards ordered again to the scene by means of Swedish government. The capsized vessel used to be towed nearer to land so divers from the Swedish military and the coast guard, amongst others, may seek it.