Cruise Ship Captain in Danube Collision Released on Bail

By Marton Dunai BUDAPEST, June 12 (Reuters) - The captain of a cruise liner was released on bail on Wednesday, two weeks after his vessel was involved in a collision with a tourist boat that sank on the River Danube in Budapest with a party of South Koreans on board. Twenty-six Koreans and two Hungarian crew died after the Mermaid tourist boat capsized and sank in seconds - … [Read more...]

Salvors to Raise Sunken Boat Involved in Danube Collision

By Krisztina Than BUDAPEST, June 10 (Reuters) - Hungarian salvage crews prepared on Monday to raise the wreck of a pleasure boat that capsized on the Danube river in Budapest, killing 26 South Korean tourists and two local crew. The Mermaid sank after a large Swiss-owned cruise liner struck it from behind on May 29 as both vessels passed under a 19th century bridge in the … [Read more...]

Viking Cruises Says Viking Sigyn Captain Was Not Captain in Dutch Accident

By Marton Dunai BUDAPEST, June 6 (Reuters) - The captain of the Viking Sigyn cruise liner that collided with a pleasure boat on the River Danube in Budapest, killing 28 people, was not serving as captain of another boat that was in an accident in the Netherlands, Viking Cruises said on Thursday. Hungarian prosecutors said earlier in the day that the Viking Sigyn's captain, … [Read more...]

Danube River Cruise Disaster: Divers Recover Body from Sunken Boat as Salvage Begins

By Krisztina Than and Hyonhee Shin BUDAPEST, June 5 (Reuters) - Divers found a body in the wreckage of a pleasure boat on Wednesday a week after the vessel capsized and sank on the River Danube in Budapest, officials said, as crews prepared for salvage operations. An estimated 28 people died when the Mermaid boat, carrying 33 South Korean tourists and two Hungarian crew, … [Read more...]