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Salvage crews start operation to lift Hungarian boat sunk in Danube

Salvage crews start operation to lift Hungarian boat sunk in Danube

The plan detailed Monday by rescuers is to lift the Hableany with the floating crane and place it on a long barge.

The boat which was carrying a group of South Korean tourists on board sunk nearly instantly after a large cruise liner hit it from behind under a bridge in the Hungarian capital during heavy rain.

BUDAPEST, Hungary-Rescue crews raised a sunken tour boat out of the Danube River on June 11, shortly after four more bodies were recovered from the vessel involved in a collision with a river cruise ship almost two weeks ago.

The Hableany went down after colliding with a larger passenger boat on the river near the Hungarian Parliament building during heavy rains.

The boat was carrying South Korean tourists when it was hit by a cruise ship and capsized, killing 20 people and leaving eight missing.

"Four victims were trapped inside the wreck and have been removed from the vessel". According to most recent reports, 19 South Koreans were killed and seven more are still missing. One of the four is believed to be the boat's captain.

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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - JUNE 11: Rescue workers help raise the tourist boat "Mermaid" from the Danube river on June 11, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary.

South Korean and Hungarian authorities have continued their joint search along the river with divers, helicopters, drones and search dogs.

Seven people were rescued following the collision.

On Tuesday, a floating crane lifted the wreckage to the surface, pausing briefly to allow a team to search for the captain's body from the deck.

The operation is expected to take several hours.

Recovery efforts had been hampered by high springtime water levels, strong currents and near-zero visibility under the waterline. The Mermaid will be transported to a dock in southern Budapest later Tuesday, said police.


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