Bulgaria boat delivered to shallow waters.

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MOSCOW, July 24 (Itar-Tass) —— The Bulgaria boat is delivered to shallow waters of the Kirelskoye Zaton, experts are preparing for sealing the vessel and for pumping out water.

“The vessel is in the shallow waters, thus the work of the Ministry of Transport is over. Now staff of the Emergencies Ministry will seal it and will pump out water,” spokesman for the response centre Timur Khikmatov told Itar-Tass on the telephone.

After water is pumped from the ship, it will be taken to a dock, where investigators will examine it in order to establish the shipwreck causes.

Only 79 people survived the sinking of the Bulgaria, which was carrying 201 people on the day of the catastrophe. Eight bodies are still missing. On Saturday, Russia’s Emergencies Ministry said the bodies of six women and two men are being sought and confirmed that no children are among the missing.

The ship had 208 people aboard, but only 79 of them – 29 women, ten children and 40 men were rescued. Fifteen are missing.

The MS Bulgaria sank in a storm in the Kuibyshevskoye dam lake, three kilometres away from the shore, on July 10. The ship built in Czechoslovakia in 1955 titled to the right and sank within minutes.

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