Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

World IN BRIEF : FINLAND : Bad Weather Halts Search of Ferry

October 02, 1994|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Stormy weather postponed a robot search of the wreckage of the ferry Estonia, but murky sonar pictures appeared to show that the ship's cargo door was sheared off. More than 800 people died when the ferry sank Wednesday off the coast of Finland. High winds and waves prevented the deployment of two suitcase-size Sea Owl robots, which are equipped with three cameras and several mechanical arms. They would hover near the ferry and send pictures up to the surface for examination by investigators.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|