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    Estonian Interior Minister Wants to Salvage Bodies From ‘Baltic Titanic’

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    Since 1994, a plethora of alternative theories about the 's demise have flourished, including the giant vessel, allegedly carrying some sort of sensitive consignment or equipment, being rammed or torpedoed by a submarine.

    In the wake of a recent documentary that found a previously unknown 4-metre hole in the hull of the Estonia, whose sinking in 1994 became the deadliest peacetime maritime catastrophe since the Titanic, Estonian Interior Minister Mart Helme has called for the wreck to be re-examined and the remaining bodies salvaged. It is about a “humanitarian mission”, he says according to Estonian newpaper Postimees.

    Helme called it a “humanitarian mission” to dispel the speculations about what really happened to the giant ferry that became a watery grave for 852 people.

    While the formal investigation placed the blame on a faulty bow visor that allowed thousands of tonnes of water to flood in, over the decades a plethora of alternative theories have flourished, including the Estonia, allegedly carrying some sort of sensitive consignment or military equipment being rammed or sunk by a submarine. These theories were exacerbated by the Swedish government's decision to drop thousands of tonnes of pebbles on the site amid the inquiry to turn the wreck into a sea grave. Furthermore, the so-called Estonia Act was quickly agreed upon which establishes the sanctity of the site and prohibits citizens from the signatory counties…

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