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Ship Collision: Viking Cruise Ship Captain Posts Bail

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.06.13.

The Ukrainian captain of the cruise ship which collided with a sightseeing boat in central Budapest on May 29 has been released from custody after posting a bail of 15 million forints (EUR 46,000), the Budapest Municipal Court said on Thursday.

Under the court’s binding ruling, the 64-year-old captain of the Viking Sigyn cruise ship will now be kept under criminal supervision for a maximum period of four months.

No Warning Sign Given by Viking Captain before Deadly Collision

The captain has been ordered to wear a tracking device and must appear in person before the authorities investigating the collision twice a week, the court noted in a statement.

The captain was taken into custody on June 1 on suspicion of criminal misconduct.

Viking Passengers Recall Tragic Accident on the 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.

Featured photo by Csilla Cseke/MTI