"Survivors and relatives of the victims of one of the worst disasters in american history have been given a new chance of redress."
"Next Friday be their mood up in the French right – 25 years after 852 people lost their lives when the MS Estonia sank in the middle of the open sea."
"It was blowing strongly on the Baltic sea the night of 28 september 1994. The harsh weather was the MS Estonia's visor to come loose and water started to gush in. The ship sank between the Finnish Utö and the Estonian Hiiumaa and of the 989 passengers, it was only 137 survived."
"1 116 people are now demanding a compensation of a total of 427 million of the German shipyard Jos Meyer Werft who built the ship and the French Bureau Veritas, which inspected and approved the construction."
"the Group sent a lawsuit back in 1996 but the legal process has been protracted. Despite the fact that the court in Nanterre, outside Paris, will be the first that highlights the issue of accountability is the expectation of the involved low."
"– Because Estonia has never been properly investigated, I have not much hope for this case either, " says 66-year-old Elisabet Nilsson, who lost her husband in the tragedy and who, together with his two sons standing behind mood, to the AFP."
"According to Mart Raudsepp, representative for the Estonian anhörigföreningen Memento Mare, information on the forthcoming negotiations have been scanty."
"We have not received any information about what is going on in France, how the negotiations will go," he says."