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Title: Several passengers dead, missing in tour boat sinking in Budapest, Hungary
Post by: lappino on May 30, 2019, 12:11:18 am
https://news.sky.com/story/three-dead-and-16-missing-after-tourist-river-boat-capsizes-in-budapest-11731282

Photo of the "Hableany" on site:

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=472240

I have a photo of this vessel, but will not upload it to scavenge for hits using tragedies (although I am not immune to that.)


Title: Re: Several passengers dead, missing in tour boat sinking in Budapest, Hungary
Post by: lappino on May 30, 2019, 11:59:25 am
This is the vessel that collided with the "Hableany", the river crusing vessel "Viking Sigyn":

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2991640

Videos available show significantly larger cruiser catching up with the small tour boat from the port side, likely hitting it and turning it to port first, and then overturning it completely.

It is entirely possible that the crew of the larger ship did not see the small one at all, and the "Hableany" had no escape.


Title: Re: Several passengers dead, missing in tour boat sinking in Budapest, Hungary
Post by: Jens Boldt on May 30, 2019, 04:26:11 pm
Judging from the video the passengers and crew of Hableany didn't have the slightest chance. Just about ten seconds from impact to capsizing. What a tragedy! :(


Title: Re: Several passengers dead, missing in tour boat sinking in Budapest, Hungary
Post by: Jens Boldt on June 02, 2019, 12:53:36 pm
Four days since the tragedy happened and still no trace of the 21 missing passengers...
The Danube's high water level, strong currents and bad visibility conditions are impeding the search.

The master of "Viking Sigyn" has meanwhile been arrested for a 30 day-period accused of endangering river traffic. According to prosecution logs and videos would prove this.
However, prosecution didn't say what exactly the master did and/or failed to do...


Title: Re: Several passengers dead, missing in tour boat sinking in Budapest, Hungary
Post by: Jens Boldt on June 11, 2019, 10:52:54 pm
Almost two weeks after the tragedy the wreck of Hableany was raised from a depth of 9 m.

4 more bodies were found within the wreck among them Hableany's master and a six year old child.

According to German media at least 24 people died, 4 are still missing...