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Jun 10, 2019

Hungarian authorities to lift sunken sightseeing boat from Danube this week

TEK official Nándor Jasenszky said the salvage team have installed the harnesses onto the wreck and will lift the vessel in the coming days.

Hungarian authorities will attempt to lift the sunken sightseeing boat from the Danube this week, it has been announced.

Likely to take place on Tuesday or Wednesday, sources confirm that hoisting of the wreck of the sightseeing boat, which collided with a large cruise ship and sank near Margaret Bridge, will begin as soon as the conditions will allow it under the command of counter-terrorism force TEK.

Sources confirm that recovery teams have successfully sealed all of the boat’s openings in order to prevent any bodies from falling out of the wreck while it is being lifted.

TEK official Nándor Jasenszky said the salvage team have installed the harnesses onto the wreck and will lift the vessel in the coming days.

Jasenszky also announced that a German foundation has offered to provide search dogs to help locate the remaining victims and they have been taken to Paks, in central Hungary, to assist with the search efforts there.

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