Seoul – A Russian cargo ship piloted by a drunken captain rammed into Gwangan Bridge in the South Korean port city of Busan on Thursday.
A video released by the news agency Yonhap shows the upper superstructures of a container ship colliding with the bridge.
There were no injuries in the accident, Yonhap reported, but the ship’s captain allegedly tried to flee the scene.
The South Korean Coastguard recorded a blood alcohol value of 0.86 in the captain, according to Yonhap.
With a blood alcohol level over 0.3 it is prohibited under South Korean law to pilot a ship.
The ship is said to be a 6-ton freighter, which was on the way to Vladivostok, Russia.
Gwangan Bridge spans a distance of 7.4 kilometres and is located in South Korea’s second largest city.
At night it is a popular tourist attraction due to its spectacular lighting.