According to preliminary data, the collision of a catamaran with a barge on the Volga led the actions of the captain of the passenger water transport. This was reported on the website Investigative Committee.
According to investigators, the captain of the catamaran Dmitry Hachalav ignored the lights and audible warning signals coming from the barge. Earlier also it became known that Hachalav intoxicated.
“currently, investigators continue to work with victims and witnesses, the incident passengers of the barge with which the collision occurred. Being interrogated”, — stated in the message.
Further investigation of the criminal case is under review in the Central office of the Investigative Committee of Russia.
the captain of the catamaran, the former head of kalachevsky district of the Volgograd region Dmitry Hachalav, in 2009 was sentenced to four years colony for rape, assault and disorderly conduct involving firearms. In addition, he had permission to drive a vessel.