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.