Named the preliminary reason of state of emergency with the ship in the Nizhny Novgorod region

© RIA Novosti / Alexey Numbthumb. Archival photoNamed the preliminary reason of state of emergency with the ship in the Nizhny Novgorod region© RIA Novosti / Alexey Naumov

The ship, on Board of which there are about 200 passengers and crew members, according to preliminary data, could run aground in the waters of the river Sura in Nizhny Novgorod region because of the fog, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday, senior assistant of the Volga transport Prosecutor Maya Ivanova.

Earlier, a source in emergency services of the region told RIA Novosti that in the waters of the Volga river in Vorotynsky district of Nizhny Novgorod region Celle stranded ship «the Enchanted wanderer», carrying out flight from Kazan to Moscow. The ship in the emergency is not damaged, the fuel spill no. The vessel trying to refloat with tug assistance of the tractor. Circumstances of incident are investigated.

«According to preliminary data, in the midnight due to fog three-deck boat EN route from Kazan to Moscow, going to the water area of the Cheboksary reservoir, strayed off course and entered the waters of the river of Sura, where it ran aground,» said Ivanova, explaining that sur – tributary of the Volga, and is partly navigable.

According to her, on Board 143 passengers and 57 crew members, none of them was hurt. Currently, the Volga transport Prosecutor’s office jointly with the owners of the vessel (the Kazan company «the Volga travel plus») to coordinate efforts to remove the ship off the rocks.

«After that, the crew examined the ship, and if it is not damaged, then continue the path,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

Volga transport Prosecutor’s office organized verification of execution of the legislation on safety of navigation.

Privolzhsky investigatory management on transport has informed that also checks on the incident. «The Volga investigative management on transport SK the Russian Federation carried out checks on the fact of rendering of services of river transportation that does not meet the requirements of safety of life and health of consumers, in fact grounding the following from Kazan the steam-ship…. Currently, the set of verification activities aimed at establishing all the circumstances. By results of check will be a procedural decision», — stated in the message.