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Ship Collision – Salvage Operation Costs EUR 2 Million

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.08.30.

Efforts by Hungary’s law enforcement bodies to salvage the wreck of sightseeing boat Hableány (Mermaid) from the River Danube and a subsequent search for victims’ bodies have so far cost a combined 665 million forints (EUR 2m), daily Népszava reported on Friday, citing figures from the interior ministry.

Finding Victims of Ship Collision Tragedy Proves Difficult

Népszava added that the total does not include costs incurred with other state agencies, and noted that the body of one of the accident’s 28 victims was still missing. All in all, some 1,000 people participated in the operations, the paper added.

Ship Collision: Search for Missing Korean Victim Continues

The Hableány, carrying 33 South Korean tourists and a crew of 2 Hungarians, collided with a cruise ship and sank in central Budapest on May 29.

featured photo: Balázs Mohai/MTI