Explosives may have sunk ferry

  • 1999-08-19
  • Denise Albrighton
TALLINN - An investigator for Meyer Werft claims explosives helped sink the Estonia ferry, which went down nearly five years ago, taking 852 people to their deaths. Werner Hummel, an investigator for the German shipyard that built the ferry, told Swedish TV4 that explosives near the bow door, hastened the sinking of the vessel, the AP news agency reported. Hummel said he was basing his claims on the opinions of explosive experts, who had examined video footage of the wreck. But the assertions met with skepticism from members of the Joint Accident Investigation Commission, which published a ...
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