Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Sweden Doubts Santa Fean's Estonia Blast Conclusion.

Byline: Joseph Ditzler Of the Journal

The Swedish government, for one, sees no reason to take seriously Santa Fean F. Gregg Bemis Jr.'s claim that he found evidence of an explosion at some point aboard the doomed Baltic Sea ferry Estonia.

Carmila Buzaglo, spokeswoman for the Swedish Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communications, said Wednesday her government had seen nothing official that undermines the conclusion drawn by a three-country commission that investigated the 1994 sinking. Bemis and a privately funded dive crew visited the wreck in August, but because of equipment problems and poor weather spent only a few hours on the wreck.

"There hasn't been any new information which could be the basis for a new investigation," Buzaglo said by phone. …

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