17:39 / 24.07.2022.

Author: Nikola Badovinac

Tourist boat partially sinks in Split harbour

Split

Split

Foto: Ivo Cagalj / Pixabay

A maritime accident occurred early Sunday morning in Split, when a tourist boat hit the so-called West Coast waterfront and partially sank.

Luckily, all of the nearly fifty passengers aboard the boat were safely evacuated without injuries. 


The 21-meter vessel is said to have arrived in Split from the direction of Čiovo.


Spokesperson for the Split-Dalmatia Police, Željka Radošević, confirmed that the 44-year-old captain of the vessel was apprehended after the accident and was clearly under the influence of alcohol.


The Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure confirmed that they're undertaking all necessary procedures to secure the crash site and ensure that the impact on the environment is minimal.


The Ministry is also investigating the total number of people on the boat at the time of the accident to determine whether there were more people onboard the vessel than is allowed.


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