This was announced by Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Yurii Vaskov, Censor.NET reports citing ministerial press service.
"An examination, conducted by Interior Ministry representatives and the governmental commission on investigation into the tragedy, is underway. The information will be updated," Vaskov said.
Chairman of the governmental commission on investigation into the circumstances of the tragedy, Deputy Prime Minister Hennadii Zubko announced earlier that Ivolha boat, sunk on Oct. 17 not far from Zatoka coast, was lifted to the surface by a floating crane.
As reported, Oct. 17, Ivolha pleasure boat, carrying by preliminary information 36 people, including three crew members, sank off Zatoka coast. As a result of the tragedy, 14 people were reported deceased while 22 more were saved, including 18 those hospitalized (with hypothermia and injuries of extremities), their state being satisfactory.
According to chairman of the governmental commission on investigation into the circumstances of the tragedy Hennadii Zubko, the captain of the boat violated all possible instructions - in particular, the vessel put out to sea overloaded, without any inspection and journal entries, and not from its port.
Today, Oct. 19, Zubkov claimed there could be up to 44 people on board.
Also, today, The Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi city district court of the Odesa region has arrested boat's captain Oleksandr Knyshev for 60 days without the right to bail.