Sinking of Hableány

Coordinates: 47°30′50″N 19°02′42″E / 47.51389°N 19.04500°E / 47.51389; 19.04500
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Sinking of Hableány
Hableány seen in April 2017
Date29 May 2019; 4 years ago (2019-05-29)
Time9:05 PM CEST (UTC+2)
LocationDanube, Budapest, Hungary
Coordinates47°30′50″N 19°02′42″E / 47.51389°N 19.04500°E / 47.51389; 19.04500
CauseCollision with another vessel
Missing1 (as of 15 October 2019)[1]
Location of collision in Budapest:
Collision site is located in Budapest
Collision site
Collision site

The sinking of Hableány happened on 27 May 2019 on the Danube river in Budapest, Hungary. The 27-metre (89 ft) river cruiser collided with a much larger ship, the 135-metre (443 ft) Viking Sigyn. 35 people are reported to have been on board Hableány at the time of the event, of which 33 were South Koreans (31 tourists and two tour guides) and two were Hungarian crewmen. 27 people are confirmed dead, while one person is still missing. Another seven survived.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Hungary police refer cruise ship captain in deadly boat sinking to prosecution". The Korean Herald. Yonhap News Agency. 15 October 2019.
  2. "Hungary boat capsizes: Seven South Koreans die on Danube". BBC News. 30 May 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  3. "Boat Sinks in Danube, Killing at Least 7 on Tour of Budapest". The New York Times. 29 May 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2019.