Estonia opposes recovery of ferry victims

  • 1998-11-26
  • Denise Albrighton
TALLINN - The Estonian government has decided against the recovery of hundreds of bodies trapped inside the Estonia ferry, which sank in the Baltic Sea in 1994, sending 852 people to their deaths. The government decided Nov. 20 not to alter the position it took three years ago together with Sweden and Finland."In essence, to enter the ferry's hull would be violating the peace of a sea grave and that would be very difficult to motivate," said Raivo Vare, minister for roads and communication, who was appointed by the Estonian government as a representative on the issue. The decision has been ...
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