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Swedish court clears two film-makers over footage of Estonia ferry

Pair cannot be punished as mission was launched from German-flagged ship, court rules

A Swedish court has acquitted two documentary film-makers of desecration after underwater footage they shot of the wreck of the Estonia ferry raised new questions about the cause of Europe’s worst peacetime maritime disaster.

Henrik Evertsson and Linus Andersson sent a remote-operated submersible down to the vessel, which sank in the Baltic Sea in September 1994 with the loss of 852 lives and was designated a graveyard by Finland, Sweden and Estonia a year later.

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