The Ukrainian captain of the cruise ship which collided with a sightseeing boat in central Budapest on May 29 can be released on bail under a binding ruling handed down by a Municipal Court on Wednesday.
The ruling has set the bail at 15 million forints (EUR 46,000), obliging the 64-year-old captain of the Viking Sigyn cruise ship to remain in Budapest and appear in person before the authorities investigating the collision twice a week.
The captain was taken into custody on June 1 on suspicion of criminal misconduct.
Ship Collision: Hableány Wreck Hoisted from River Danube
Viking Sigyn collided with a sightseeing boat that had 33 South Korean tourists on board and a crew of two Hungarians. Seven tourists were rescued from the water after the collision.
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