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In St.-Petersburg navigation for water taxi

in St.-Petersburg in the first flights has opened Today there were water buses - akvabusy. It is their third season. This type of transport was fell in love at once to inhabitants of Northern capital and numerous city visitors. And if in 2010 akvabusy have transported three hundred thousand persons in 2011 already on 150 thousand it is more. In this season during navigation, according to the employee of committee on transport of administration of St.-Petersburg of Dmitry Ignatyev, it is planned to transport already 600 thousand passengers. For water buses 20 moorings will be organised.

Water buses, as well as it is necessary to vehicles, will pass checkup. And it has already begun. However, as have assured of the state inspection on small size vessels of Central administrative board of the Ministry of Emergency Measures across St.-Petersburg while only the fifth part akvabusov is examined and admitted to work. The others will be checked in process of descent to water so it is necessary by rules. Experts will check all thoroughly: serviceability of engines of boats, absence of leaks in holds, ecological security, presence of life jackets for each passenger and the crewman.

In this season will carefully watch and security. Last year it has been fixed about 900 infringements of rules of behaviour on water.