According to sources, four bodies were recovered during the salvage of the ill-fated sightseeing boat Hableany, which was pulled from the Danube River early Tuesday, June 11, nearly two weeks after sinking.
Specifically, the body of the Hungarian captain of the tourist boat Hableány (Mermaid) has been removed from the wreck, along with three passengers that were on the boat when it collided with the cruise ship Viking Sigyn.
Prior to the salvage crews conducting salvage operations on Tuesday, there were seven survivors in the incident, while now 24 are confirmed dead and four still remain missing.
Questions have been raised about the high amount of traffic on the Danube at the time and the possible tightening of water traffic regulations.
The collision occurred on Wednesday, May 29, in River Danube between a cruise ship and a tour boat. After the collision, the Hungarian authorities detained the 64-year-old Ukrainian man identified by police as C. Yuriy from Odessa, being held as a suspect.