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    Crew Behind New Film About Estonia Tragedy Charged With Violating Sanctity of Underwater Grave

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    Recent underwater footage of the Estonia ferry resting on the bottom of the Baltic Sea has uncovered extensive damage on the starboard side, including a previously unknown 4-metre hole, fuelling renewed interest in the case and demands for a new investigation.

    Two Swedes that were part of a crew that worked on a new documentary about the 1994 death of the Estonia ferry have been charged for violating the Estonia Act, which specifically prohibits citizens from the signatory counties to even approach the wreck.

    The film team included Swedish, Norwegian, and German citizens, while the boat's crew included German and Polish citizens as well. The purpose of the documentary was to try and find out the truth about the tragedy, which is the largest peacetime maritime catastrophe in the Baltic Sea.

    “The grave peace at the Estonia has been violated by the incident”, chamber prosecutor Helene Gestrin at the National Unit against International and Organised Crime, said in a press release. “The Estonia is located in international waters, but to protect the wreck, there is special legislation in place based on an agreement between several Baltic Sea states that has signed”, she reminded. The law of the the sanctity of the sea grave has been signed by Estonia and as well.

    The filming took place in September 2019, when a German-flagged boat sent an underwater drone to the wreck of the Estonia in a bid to…

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