Ship captain faces charges after collision

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The captain of a cargo ship that was in collision with a passenger ferry in Northern Ireland’s Belfast Lough will appear in court on Friday on an alcohol charge.

The 55-year-old man was charged with excess alcohol by the master of a ship.

An investigation is under way after the accident, which happened Wednesday between Carrickfergus and Helen's Bay. No one was injured, but both vessels were substantially damaged.

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