The Kiev district court of Odessa for another 2 months extended the detention of the captain of the boat «Oriole», in the crash in October 2015, killing 20 people. As reported in the press service of the court, the decision of the court made on 8 February, transfers UNIAN.
«In court the investigator received a request to extend the period of detention the captain of the ship «Oriole». Justifying his request, the investigator indicated that on 17 October in the village of Zatoka Belgorod-the Dniester region of Odessa region about 200-300 m from the shore, because of congestion and adverse weather conditions by a wave knocked the ship «Oriole,» he said in court, adding that as a result of the tragedy, the passengers and crew was in the waters of the Black sea.
20 people were killed, many more were taken to hospital with injuries of different severity.
The investigator noted that the pretrial investigation is not yet complete, the period of pre-trial investigation was extended to 6 months, in the case it is necessary to obtain the forensic medical examinations and a final conclusion of the official investigation of the Ministry of infrastructure of Ukraine on the tragedy of the above vessel.
The suspect’s lawyer objected to the request, citing the fact that there are no risks that would indicate the need for election of a measure of restraint in the form detention. The defense asked the court to consider that the suspect has a permanent place of residence, wife — that is, not going to hide from investigation.
The suspect asked to change the measure of restraint for a softer, not connected with detention.
We will remind, on October 17, 2015 in the Black sea, near the village of Zatoka Belgorod-the Dniester region of Odessa region overturned boat «Oriole», on Board of which there were about 40 people.
In fact this accident opened criminal proceedings under part 3 of article 276 (violation of safety rules or operating rail, water or air transport) Criminal code of Ukraine. The sanction of article prescribes punishment in the form of deprivation of liberty for a period from 5 to 10 years.
The court extended for another 2 months the detention of the captain «the Orioles» 09.02.2016