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Captain expected to face charges over Danube cruise disaster

October 15, 2019 by Reuters BUDAPEST, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Hungarian prosecutors are expected to charge the captain of a cruise ship that struck and sank a small tourist vessel on the River Danube, killing 28 mostly Korean tourists, after police finished their investigation, officials said on Tuesday. The tourist boat Mermaid, with 35 people on board, sank in seconds in May …

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Hungary tourist boat accident: Unnamed Captain also involved in Dutch boat crash

PortandTerminal.com, June 6, 2019 The captain of a cruise ship involved in a fatal crash in Budapest last week was behind a similar collision in the Netherlands in April, prosecutors said Budapest, Hungary – The Viking Sigyn crashed into a tourist boat, the Mermaid, on the Danube, on 29 May. The Mermaid then sank, killing 28. The captain, a 64-year-old …

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