The foreign ministers of Finland, Estonia and Sweden have agreed to jointly evaluate new evidence for the cruise ship’s M / S Estonia’s disappearance in 1994.
According to a joint statement from the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, new underwater video images of the ship’s wreckage show “starboard damage” to the ship. The film was part of a Discovery Network documentary about the disaster.
The wreck, a protected site, is located in international waters, about 41 km from Finland’s Utö. On Monday, it was exactly 26 years since M / S Estonia sank and claimed 852 lives.
The ministries said that Finland had agreed with Estonia and Sweden to verify the new information presented in the documentary.
“The basic idea of this agreement is to protect M / S Estonia, as a last resort for disaster victims, from all disruptive activities. Our countries will work closely together on this issue and Estonia as the flag state will lead this process,” the ministry read. statement.