The captain of the catamaran was accused of collision with a barge on the Volga

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Photo: Press service of EMERCOM of Russia in Vologda region

According to preliminary data, the collision of a catamaran with a barge on the Volga led the actions of the captain of the passenger water transport. This was reported on the website of the Investigative Committee.

According to investigators, the captain of the catamaran Dmitry Hachalav ignored the lights and audible warning signals coming from the barge. Earlier also it became known that Hachalav was in a state of alcoholic intoxication.

“Currently, investigators continue to work with victims and witnesses, the incident passengers of the barge with which the collision occurred. Being interrogated,” the statement reads.

Further investigation of the criminal case is under review in the Central office of the Investigative Committee of Russia.

The captain of the catamaran, the former head of kalachevsky district of the Volgograd region Dmitry Hachalav, in 2009 was sentenced to four years in a General regime colony for rape, assault and disorderly conduct involving firearms. In addition, he had permission to drive the ship.

11 Jun barge crushed by a catamaran in the area of the river port of Volgograd. Boat was not registered in the State Inspectorate for small vessels of EMERCOM of Russia in the time of the accident was moving without identification lights. Killing 11 people. Seven managed to escape.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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