The wreckage of the passenger ferry Estonia will be investigated again. The Estonia case will be taken up in a French court.
When Estonia sank in 1994 on its way from Stockholm to Tallinn; 852 of the 989 people onboard drowned. 551 of them were Swedish.
The bow door on the ship is believed to have failed leading to enormous amount of water on car deck. There have however been a large number of conspiracy theories about weapons, drugs and other forbidden cargo on Estonia and that she was brought down deliberately by someone. None of these theories have however been taken seriously by the authorities.
It is Meyer, the German constructors of the ship and French Veritas, who classified the ship as accaptable for traffic, that are prosecuted in Paris. Behind the trial are survivors and relatives to the victims
France has not sign the international treaty saying that Estonia is a mass grave and should be protected and untouched. The court can thereby demand a new examination of the ship.
It has taken many years for the Paris court to take up the case since they had to wait for other similar cases to be completed.