Fresh calls for more investigation into 1994 ferry disaster

12 years to the day since the ferry Estonia sank in the Baltic sea killing more than 850 people, a group of Swedish MPs is demanding the state’s criminal investigations laboratory reviews pictures taken from the wreckage.

The ferry sank in rough weather on route to Stockholm from the Estonian capital, Tallinn, after waves ripped off the bow door. More than five hundred of those who died were Swedish.

An investigation in 1997 blamed locking devices on the door as the main cause of the disaster.

The police-run laboratory is already reviewing two films taken of the wreckage in 1994, but in an open letter to the government MPs from seven parties say it is not enough and all available material should be checked.