The Estonia Agreement 1995

This agreement enters into force thirty days after the parties have informed the other contracting parties in writing of the completion of the constitutional procedures necessary for its entry into force. “Second, the location of the wreck… respect for the rules. Third, in their laws, the contracting parties must establish rules in the event that someone dives in order to plunder the wreckage and, in that case, it should be punished. [However] the peace of the serious agreement does not prevent us from identifying the condition of the wreck and the cause of the sinking,” Blankin continues. The Swedish government had also hired divers from Rockwater, a British division of the American Group Halliburton, led by Dick Cheney, now vice-president of the United States, between 1995 and 2000. They produced 13 videotapes showing the wreckage, they said, from all angles. But it lacked an angle and some Swedish politicians argued that the videos had been processed. Lennart Berglund, president of the Estonian Victims and Relatives Foundation, said after Bemis` expedition: “There is still a lot of evidence there. Their main argument was that there was nothing new – now there is something new. However, the Baltic States remained firm and said there would be no new investigation. Estonians are also responsible for the official investigation; Some have even suggested that the cause of the accident could have been a collision with a submarine or sabotage. The Swedish government intends to open a new investigation based on some recent information. The ferry was a German production.

The shipbuilder, the Meyer Werft shipyard, was outraged by the first investigation because they were always known for quality, which opted for an investigation that yielded the same results as those mentioned above. Another hole was discovered on the ship, which does not correspond to the first investigation, and that the probable reason for such a cover-up could be due to a military secret. The place where the ferry sank has been declared a burial site and prohibits further search under an international agreement. This did not stop a German television journalist and the businessman and the Channel German-American Bemes. They went on an expedition and clung to a view film. The crew leading the expedition concluded that the first investigation did not match the view at the bottom of the water. The surviving passengers testified on several occasions that they had an explosion sound just before the ferry sank. The expedition also proved this, as two parts of the ferry discovered traces of the same explosion that were witnessed by the surviving passengers. These data were later confirmed by American and British experts. It was discovered that the Estonian ferry was actually carrying military equipment at the request of the Estonian government.