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Cruise Ship Captain Arrested After Deadly Collision with Tour Boat 


Hungarian police have arrested the captain of the cruise ship that collided with a smaller tour boat on the Danube River late Wednesday, causing the boat to sink in just seconds.

Seven people are confirmed dead and 21 others missing. All but two people on the boat were South Korean tourists.

Police arrested the Ukrainian captain of the Viking cruise ship, identifying him as Yuriy C.

Police say he is suspected of “endangering waterborne traffic resulting in multiple deaths.”

Investigators say the Viking ship and the tour boat, Mermaid, were sailing side-by-side on the Danube in central Budapest when both vessels arrived at pillars …read more

Source: Voice of America

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