The towing operation of the oil platform “Kolskaya,” which capsized on December 18 in the sea of Okhotsk, had been carried out with large-scale safety violations, which caused the fatal sinking.

These are the conclusions from the probe of Russia’s Far East Transport Prosecutor’s Office, cited by bTV.

According to the license, issued by the Russian Federation Naval Registry, the platform could not be transported in winter conditions – a special permit was needed for that and it had never been obtained.