The Finnish government has temporarily proposed a law to protect the resting area of the M / S Estonia passenger ferry, which sank in the cathedral in 1994, in order to further investigate the worst maritime tragedies in modern history.
The material from the 2020 documentary on the sinking seemed to show damage to the starboard side of the ship that had not been seen before.
As a result of the new images, Finland, Estonia and Sweden announced plans to find out the causes of the disaster, which claimed 852 lives in international waters when it sank in stormy conditions about 41 km from Uto Island.
The place was eventually declared a protected final resting place for the victims of the tragedy, where only 137 people survived.
According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Justice on Wednesday, the amendment adds a clause to the law protecting the area, allowing authorities to investigate wrecks.
According to the ministry, the change in the law was only temporary, and if passed, it would be in effect on July 1, 2021, until the end of 2024.
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