Leisure boat capsized off Odessa, 12 dead, 2 missing
Leisure boat Ivolga (Yaroslavets Project) with 33 passengers and 3 crew on board capsized off Odessa near Dnestr estuary, half-mile from the coast, on Oct 17. 12 people died, 2 missing, the rest were rescued. Boat was on a commercial fishing trip, capsized in fresh weather while returning to Odessa, most probably because passengers being sea-sick, gathered on main deck near one side, plus reckless steering, considering short and steep waves prevailing in the area in such weather. Boats of Yaroslavets Project are wide-spread in Russia and Ukraine, they can take on board up to 30 passengers and 4 crew. On a photo Ivolga boat in better days.