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 Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter June 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Cruise Ship Trends

Fincantieri Launches Silver Muse

Silver Muse, the new ultra-luxury cruise ship which Fincantieri is building for the ship owner Silversea Cruises, was launched at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Genoa Sestri Ponente.

Lerwick Welcomes its Largest Ever Cruise Vessel

June 30 was a big day for GAC UK’s Shetlands office, as Offshore Manager Adrian Henry welcomed the P&O Cruises ship Azura to the port of Lerwick, the islands’ capital and home to GAC’s local office.

Fincantieri: Silver Muse Launched in Sestri

“Silver Muse”, the new ultra-luxury cruise ship which Fincantieri is building for the shipowner Silversea Cruises, was launched today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Genoa Sestri Ponente.

Maritime Safety

ClassNK Sets up Industry's first Digital Archive Center

ClassNK has established ClassNK Archive Center (NKAC), the maritime industry’s first onshore digital archive center that fully complies with IMO Goal-based ship

Maritime Piracy: More "sophisticated and prevalent” around Gulf of Guinea

While the matter of maritime piracy has seemingly subdued from its high profile peaks of a few years ago, Stuart Edmonston, Head of Loss Prevention at UK P&I Club,

UASC Fully Compliant VGM Lift Now

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) announced today the conclusion of a 100% compliant Verified Gross Mass (VGM) lift of 159 UASC containers on board CSCL’s Saturn.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Repair Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.0526 sec (19 req/sec)