River Danube - Tourist Boat sinks...

Old May 30th, 2019, 02:23 AM
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River Danube - Tourist Boat sinks...

Loads of fatalities...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48454409

How the heck could that happen?

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Old May 30th, 2019, 04:31 AM
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How tragic.
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Old May 30th, 2019, 05:40 AM
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How the heck could that happen?
Remember the Marchioness ? Probably similar reasons.
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Old May 30th, 2019, 06:22 AM
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I wonder if there were life jackets on board.

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Old May 30th, 2019, 06:31 AM
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It sank too fast for life jackets to be used. It will have carried them. The river is full and fast and people would have stood little chance.
It sounds horribly like the Marchioness, but who knows.
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Seems to be a combination of a rainstorm, the river running unusually high and fast, and possibly too many boats. But this seems odd:

" Police said the smaller vessel swerved into the larger one, was struck, turned on its side and then sank in seconds. They have opened a criminal investigation of the incident, which took place just after 9 p.m. "

That's from this: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...=.5d6ad75cf1eb
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Old May 30th, 2019, 10:00 AM
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Silly to speculate....the truth will come out, and if it's not inexcusable human error, I'll be surprised.

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