Memorial event held on Danube River for crew of sunken boat

The urn containing the ashes of the sailor of the sunken boat is placed from a ship into River Danube by a ship's captain during the funeral ceremony

The urn containing the ashes of the sailor of the sunken boat is placed from a ship into River Danube by a ship's captain during the funeral ceremony

Backdropped by the Royal Castle on the top of Castle Hill a flotilla sails on River Danube during the funeral ceremony of the two Hungarian victims of

Backdropped by the Royal Castle on the top of Castle Hill a flotilla sails on River Danube during the funeral ceremony of the two Hungarian victims of

The urn containing the ashes of the sailor of the sunken boat is held by a ship's captain before he lowers it from a ship into River Danube during the

The urn containing the ashes of the sailor of the sunken boat is held by a ship's captain before he lowers it from a ship into River Danube during the

A mourner holds orchids on Margaret Bridge across River Danube during the funeral ceremony of the two Hungarian victims of the boat accident las May i

A mourner holds orchids on Margaret Bridge across River Danube during the funeral ceremony of the two Hungarian victims of the boat accident las May i

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — More than a dozen vessels have taken part in a memorial ceremony for the two-man Hungarian crew killed in a collision when a tour boat with South Korean tourists sank after colliding with a cruise ship on the Danube River.

During Friday's commemoration, an urn with the ashes of the sailor was placed in the river not far from the scene of the May 29 crash in downtown Budapest. The remains of the captain of the Hableany (Mermaid) will be buried later in a private ceremony.

Onlookers paid their respects to the victims by tossing flower petals into the river and lighting candles. A large wreath was also put in the water in memory of the 26 South Koreans killed in the mishap.