Varna, October 26 / BTA /
Bulgaria is the only European country that does not have a rescue ship, a ready crew or readiness for such an operation, the Minister of Transport Hristo Alexiev told journalists in Varna today. He recalled that the only such vessel, the Perun, had been scrapped.
“I found complete disintegration and irresponsibility, there were no plans, people were not prepared for such an operation, the equipment was in disgrace.” Thus, the Minister revealed the situation before the incident with the meetings on September 20 near Kamen Bryag merchant ship “Vera Su”. Minister Alexiev expressed his satisfaction with the fact that, after all, the complex rescue operation has already ended and the vessels are already on the quay in Varna. The operation was successful, as we managed to protect both human life and the environment and the livelihood of the fishermen, said Alexiev.
This additionally, the safe withdrawal of “Vera Su” was carried out to a large extent and contrary to the behavior of the shipowner, who works in the opposite direction – the ship to be sunk.
Many talks were held with foreign companies about the operation, the minister reminded. According to him, this position was that you have atmospheric conditions earlier than spring can hardly do anything. All this, we lived the necessary and “Su” is “saven”, says Alexiev. My operation ended successfully mostly thanks to the people involved in these words and the hard work. When the state behaves adequately, plans properly and relies on the people, on their potential, the problems are solved, says Alexiev.
The minister also said that talks were held with the defenders of “Vera Su and they will accept the country”, which they make from Bulgarian. This amount has not been specified yet, Alexiev said, adding that if the costs are not covered, the state will seek rights under court order.
The Minister also said that after this incident the waterways in the Bulgarian waters should be reconsidered, because it is very close to the shore. Bulgaria must finally secure equipment, Alexiev added. According to him, it is not necessary to buy a special ship, but there should be a clear procedure as an action in different.
The Head of the Maritime Administration Executive Agency Ventsislav Ivanov also expressed his satisfaction with the successful inclusion of the operation and thanked all the companies and companies that helped in its implementation, including the National Railway Infrastructure, the Navy, the Bulgarian Navy, Hydroremont ADSource: Varna