Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Cases opened against ship captains who didn't help Bulgaria
13.07.2011 15:44
Cases opened against ship captains who didn't help Bulgaria

Criminal cases were opened against captains of two passing vessels who failed to help sinking Bulgaria riverboat. 

      The Bulgaria boat was built in 1955 and turned into a "metal coffin" when it began to sink. There were 205 people on board. According to the Emergencies Ministry, 88 people died, 11 of them were children. 79 people were rescued by another passing boat, the others drowned. Divers said many bodies are still trapped in the riverboat. 

      According to Igor Levitin, Russian Transport Minister, the captains of two passing vessels who failed to help will get a maximum punishment. Levitin said, that captains had been already questioned in the cities where were located, he added, that all legal measures in order to give the maximum punishment will be used. 

      In addition, it is known, that the old riverboat had no permission to provide tour services. 

      The cruise vessel sank on Sunday, July, 10 on the river Volga.

Author: Ksenia Dzhalagonia

Tags: Bulgaria ship accident Volga River    

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter      submit

Maksatikha  visa-free  Belokurikha  Russian cities  Russian economy  Russian winter  Adler  Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian Rock  Russian political parties  Primorye  Moscow  Ermak  Russian science  St. Petersburg  ice-diving  Russian Cinema  Arkady Rotenberg  Russian scientists  Events in Moscow  White Sea  Speed Skating  Mindaugas Karbauskis  Rome  Alexander Volkov  budget hotels  Chelyabinsk Region  Russian language  coronavirus  Exhibitions in Moscow  Amber Museum  MICEX  easyJet   Russian business  Russian fashion designer  School of Contemporary Performing Arts  Monuments in Irkutsk  MAKS 2013  Free Events  Murmansk  Karelia   Astrakhan  Viktor Vasnetsov  Religions  Pussy Riot  Jazz  Russian tourism  Russian oil companies  Birchbark Handicraft 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites