On Volga the steam-ship “Ilya Muromets” with 130 passengers specially stranded

“Ilya Muromets”

Ship with 130 passengers ran aground on the Volga river near the town of Myshkin in Yaroslavl region. About TASS reported in the regional Central Board MOE.

“He did it on purpose, as there were technical problems”, — explained in Department.

The evacuation was not carried out, no one was hurt. “The situation is under control of MOE, there is no threat for the citizens”, — said the Agency interlocutor.

The Ministry clarified RIA Novosti that among the 130 passengers have eight children. Also on Board are 50 crew members. In addition, it is reported that the boat sent a truck that will take him off the rocks.

According to REN TV, the ship is called “Ilya Muromets”. According to open sources, this ship was built in Germany, and in 2004-2005, was fully reconstructed.