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Cruise Weekly - - News -

RE­PORTS are emerg­ing of a cu­ri­ous on-board Baltic Sea in­ci­dent in Aug this year in which an in­tox­i­cated pas­sen­ger at­tempted to set his un­der­wear on fire.

The ac­tion ap­pro­pri­ately took place on Cin­derella, a ves­sel op­er­ated by Nordic ferry op­er­a­tor Vik­ing Line - not to be con­fused with ocean and river op­er­a­tor Vik­ing Cruises.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice re­ports from the Aland Is­lands, the man had been placed in the ship’s “drunk tank” af­ter un­ruly be­hav­iour dur­ing a jour­ney from Stock­holm to Mariehamm.

It’s un­clear why he de­cided to set fire to his undies, but the ig­ni­tion set off a smoke de­tec­tor and the fire was quickly put out by the crew us­ing a fire ex­tin­guisher.

The man was handed over to of­fi­cials when the ship docked, with lo­cal news­pa­pers say­ing he faces po­ten­tial se­ri­ous charges of sab­o­tage.

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