The incident occurred near the town of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi and Zatoka resort. "On 17 October, pleasure boat "Ivolga" was released from a private base for walking in the Black sea... According to preliminary data, onboard there were 36 persons. When you return to the base at about 16:00 the ship overturned", — quotes "Interfax" the message of the Ministry of infrastructure.
First Deputy head of the Odessa regional administration Vladimir GMAC reported that the ship sank at a distance of about 1 km from the coast due to high sea state. The passengers had life jackets, he also stressed.
As a result of search works was able to rescue 23 people, found 12 bodies. The search operation continues. 18 people were hospitalized, five assistance was provided on site.
Later in the Ukrainian interior Ministry said that 16 people were killed and another 20 were hospitalized. "Several people from medical care refused. Now circumstances of incident are established and the cause of the accident. At the scene working rescue service and the police. The search continued, — have added in Department.
Involved in the rescue mission of the court Administration of sea ports of Ukraine, Odesa port and service.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk ordered to create a special Commission to investigate the circumstances of the tragedy.
The incident reacted and the Governor of the region Mikhail Saakashvili. "The tragedy in Zatoka: rolled over and sank the passenger boat. Several of the victims, the exact number specified, the majority were saved. Interrupted the visit to Lviv on the day of Bessarabia and sent there", — wrote he's in Facebook.
According to Saakashvili, the preliminary cause of the accident is named almost three-fold overloading of the vessel. None of the hospitalized had not received serious injuries, the Governor added.
Upon accident criminal case under part 3 of article 276 of the criminal code of Ukraine (violation of safety rules or operating rail, water or air transport). The maximum penalty is imprisonment for ten years.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expressed condolences to the relatives of the victims and instructed "to investigate fully the causes of the tragedy". "To prevent such in the future", — wrote he's on Twitter.
Meanwhile, local journalists have found out the names of people who were on the boat. The lists of dead and survivors publishes "Duma". "Attention! Information may change," notes portal.
The captain of the boat detained
Captain of sunken boats detained, reports the TV channel "112 Ukraine" with reference to the Odessa oblast Prosecutor David Sakvarelidze. The bodies were sent for examination to Odessa.
Shortly before Saakashvili said that the captain, ship owner and his father disappeared. "It is the result of negligence, criminal attitude towards people. They were carrying three times more passengers than expected. There was not enough life jackets, the captain fled the scene, the owner of the vessel, his father disappeared, looking for him, wasn't even an SOS is filed", — quotes Governor "the Stock TV".
About the incident, said the head of the region, the emergency services learned through listening to ordinary radio. "All the victims identified," he said.