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Sinking of Hableány 2019 maritime incident in Hungary

Hableány ([ˈhɒblɛaːɲ]; Hungarian for 'Mermaid') was a 27-metre (89 ft) river cruiser operated by Panorama Deck on the Danube river in Budapest, Hungary. It had two decks and a capacity of 45 people when operating as a sightseeing vessel. On the evening of 29 May 2019, the ship was traveling on the Danube in Budapest with 34 people on board when it collided with a much larger ship, the 135-metre (443 ft) Viking Sygin, under the Margaret Bridge near the Parliament Building.
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Hableány was a 27-metre (89 ft) river cruise boat with two open decks and a capacity of 45 passengers for sightseeing and 60 passengers for other configurations. It was built in the Soviet Union in 1949 and had its engine replaced in 1980 by a Hungarian company. It was acquired by Panorama Deck in 2003 and had been used for regular cruises on the Danube since then.
M/V Viking Sigyn is a 135-metre (443 ft) "hotel-style" cruise ship operated by Viking River Cruises. It has four decks with 95 rooms and can carry 180 passengers. The ship was officially named in March 2019 and placed on the company's Danube services.