100 Feared Dead as Vessel Sinks on Russia's River Volga

Monday, July 11, 2011

Divers searching the wreck of a cruise boat which sank on the River Volga in Russia reportedly saw more than 100 corpses trapped inside when they recovered eight bodies, according to a report on http://www.dailymail.co.uk.
The overloaded two-deck Bulgaria sank yesterday afternoon during a heavy storm. Nine people were confirmed dead but it remains unclear exactly how many were on the ship.
About 60 children were believed to have been on board, according to Russian news reports.
Officials said anywhere from 185 to 196 people were on the Bulgaria, which should have carried no more than 120.
The ship reportedly went down near the village of Syukeevo in the Kansko-Ustinovsky district near the region's capital, Kazan.
The Bulgaria was built in 1955 in Czechoslovakia and belongs to a local tourism company.It was said to have been recently modernised and included comfortable cabins for up to four people.

 

(Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk)

Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Cruise Ship Trends

Keel Laid for Holland America Line’s New Ship

Holland America Line celebrated the keel laying of its new 2,650-guest Pinnacle Class ship on August 22 at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. A 680-ton block

Kiel Port Growth Continues

Cargo and passenger handling rise by 3%. Handling in the Port of Kiel continued to grow in the first half of the year. A total of 3.24 million tons of cargo

Warming Aids Arctic Economies, but Short of 'Cold Rush'

Climate change is aiding shipping, fisheries and tourism in the Arctic but the economic gains fall short of a "cold rush" for an icy region where temperatures are

Maritime Safety

Long Beach Cargo Operations Resume

Repair work begins after storm surges subsides The Port of Long Beach resumed full cargo-handling operations Thursday, Aug. 28, after a lessening of storm surges

Ferry Runs Aground in Lynn Harbor

Ferry Cetacea ran aground about a quarter of a mile from the pier in Lynn Harbor, Massachusetts yesterday, with 13 passengers and four crew aboard, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) reported.

Helideck Safety System to Launch at SMM

Amarcon and Observator Instruments will develop a helideck monitoring and forecasting system to improve the safety of helicopter landings and take-offs from a vessel.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1492 sec (7 req/sec)