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Watchdog officials guilty of Bulgaria wreckage must be prosecuted

18:00 23/08/2011

MOSCOW, August 23 - RAPSI. The Prosecutor General's Office has requested that the Federal Service for the Oversight of Transport (Rostransnadzor) review its decision on abolishing the orders of the Federal Agency for Sea and Inland Water Transport (Rosmorrechflot), which can lift the responsibility from Volga department officials in connection with the Bulgaria riverboat wreck, the Prosecutor General's Office said on Tuesday.

An inspection of equipment for compliance with the regulations on navigation safety was conducted after the Bulgaria riverboat wreck in July. The inspection revealed several offenses.

"The Office has reviewed the legality of the Rostransnadzor abolishment of the orders of the Volga department of the Federal Agency for Sea and Inland Water Transport. The officials of the department are facing disciplinary responsibility following a petition filed by the Volga Transport prosecutor," the Office said.

"Since an unfounded abolishment of orders can prevent the responsible parties from disciplinary punishment, the Prosecutor General's Office has suggested that the head of Rostransnadzor abolish its decision," the Office said.

RAPSI News Service

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Watchdog officials guilty of Bulgaria wreckage must be prosecuted

18:00 23/08/2011 The Prosecutor General's Office has requested that the Federal Service for the Oversight of Transport (Rostransnadzor) review its decision on abolishing the orders of the Federal Agency for Sea and Inland Water Transport (Rosmorrechflot), which can lift the responsibility from Volga department officials in connection with the Bulgaria riverboat wreck
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