No need to raise wreck of ferry Estonia

  • 2006-11-22
  • By TBT staff
On Nov. 22, the Swedish foreign minister's claimed that there is no need to raise the wreck of the ferry Estonia that went down in the Baltic Sea in 1994. The sinking of the ferry Estonia was a great tragedy for both Sweden and Estonia, Carl Bildt said today at a news conference in Tallinn. According to Bildt, the constant raising of the subject reopens old wounds for the victims' relatives. In his opinion, certain politicians are trying to make political profit from the September 1994 tragedy. Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet added that the sinking of the ferry Estonia has been thoroughly investigated and he is skeptical about new circumstances coming to light. Paet noted that Sweden and Estonia have always worked closely in regard to the ferry catastrophe. The ferry Estonia sank in a storm on Sept. 28, 1994 while making its way from Tallinn to Stockholm, 852 people died in the accident.