The former captain of the 70-meter-long ship Herjólfur was sentenced to 30 days of probation for sailing the ship when his license expired. RÚV report.. He was also convicted of providing false information about the ship’s crew.
The captain in question sailed many times in December and January without renewing his license. He also registered another captain for his voyage without their knowledge.
According to the Suðurlands District Court’s ruling, the man has never been convicted. He will confess his crime and pay a fine of 362,000 ISK. If the captain keeps his promise, the execution of the judgment will be postponed and will expire two years later.
RÚV reported the issue at the end of January when the captain was reprimanded and demoted at work after receiving complaints about his unusual working practices.