The owner of the boat station in Volgograd, stated that it was not when the catamaran

© Photo : official channel of the Russian IC in the messenger Tutankhamen, crashed in Volgograd. Archive photoThe owner of the boat station in Volgograd, stated that it was not when the catamaran© Photo : official channel of the Russian IC in the messenger TomTom

The owner of the boat station, where he stood confronted on the Volga river with a barge, a catamaran, Leonid Zhdanov told before the trial that it was not in place when the boat’s on the water, and the station staff examined the captain and found him sober.

The Central district court of Volgograd on Thursday to elect a measure of restraint Zhdanov. Earlier the consequence has addressed in court with the petition to elect him a measure of restraint in form of arrest. According to law enforcement authorities, Zhdanov did not prevent access to the waters of the Volga catamaran, after colliding with the barge.

Zhdanov before the court session expressed condolences to the victims in an emergency, but did not admit guilt. «When leaving the boat in the water we only visually inspect the captain. According to my employees and videos that he was sober. Me at that moment was not. We didn’t know that the ship is not registered in GIMS,» — said Zhdanov.

According to relatives Zhdanova Elena Chernyak, he went to the crash site as soon as I heard about the incident, was there all night, was questioned by investigators and arrested.

The wife of the station owner Eugene Zhdanov has confirmed that her husband spent the whole day with the family, as it was his day off.

On Monday evening on the Volga in the area of the cargo port of the Voroshilov district of Volgograd there was a collision of the barge with the catamaran. On Board the passenger ship were 16 people. As a result, 11 people were killed, five people were saved. Criminal case is brought.

Later, the UK announced the arrest of the owner of the boathouse, where he stood and went in the catamaran. According to investigators, 47-year-old General Director of OOO «Marina» Leonid Zhdanov has not taken any action to prevent this small vessel into the waters of the Volga river.

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