The bodies of four victims appear to have been recovered from the sunken Danube River tour boat being brought to the surface in Hungary's capital.
Rescue personnel could be seen early on Tuesday on a barge next to the partially raised boat, carrying stretchers, each with a body bag on them.
Divers, meanwhile, were continuing to search the hull of the boat in the early stages of the lifting procedure.
A huge floating crane is being used at Budapest's Margit Bridge, where the boat sank May 29 after colliding with a much larger river cruise ship.
Nineteen South Korean tourists and a Hungarian crewman are confirmed to have died, with eight people still listed as missing.
Only seven of the 35 people on board - 33 South Koreans and two Hungarian crew members - were rescued.
Australian Associated Press