The criminal case was initiated against the captain, who was carrying passengers in a state of intoxication and landed the ship on the Lena River in Yakutia, the press service of the East Siberian Investigation Department on Transport of the Investigative Committee of Russia.
The case was initiated under part 1 of Art. 238 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (rendering services that do not meet the requirements of safety of life and health of consumers).
The Office notes that the captain sailed the ship in a state of intoxication.
“During the management of the vessel, the replacement captain-mechanic incorrectly chose the maneuver and lost his orientation. He violated the traffic on the ship’s passage, passing the reference marks, and landed the vessel aground, “the report said.
In this case, passengers were injured.
As it was informed earlier, on June 30 the ship, following the Lena river on the route Sangar-Yakutsk, ran aground a hundred kilometres from the final point. On its board were 55 passengers and four crew members.
Source: Maritime News of Russia