Passengers of Estonia Mourned
People across Sweden, Estonia and Finland held memorial services Tuesday to remember and mourn the 852 people killed when the ferry Estonia sank during a storm in the Baltic Sea ten years ago.
It was the worst peacetime maritime disaster in modern European history.
A ceremony in the Swedish capital Stockholm drew hundreds of relatives and survivors, with King Carl XVI Gustaf, as well as the Estonian and Finnish ambassadors laying wreaths.
In a speech the speaker of the Swedish Parliament, Björn von Sydow, said that the disaster is ”still remembered as a national trauma.”
Some 500 Swedes were killed in the accident.