Carl Eric Reintamm, who survived the Estonian accident, is one of those interviewed in the documentary.
He repeats his witness statement immediately after the accident that he had seen an unknown object beneath the surface of the water before Estonia sank.
Growing up in Sweden, Reintamm is now a diplomat and Consul General of Estonia in St. Petersburg.
In the documentary, he talks about the accident as an individual.
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Reintamm, who stayed in the cabin under the car deck, woke up loudly and was one of the first in his underwear to rush to the walking deck, says Aftonbladet.
He had traveled several times during the winter between Stockholm and Tallinn and therefore the noise sounded to him as if the ship had hit the ice.
However, it was only early autumn and there was no ice in the Baltic Sea.
- When I was on deck I saw something strange in the ocean.
It was a pale, several-meter-sized object.
It moved to the left and the waves washed over it, Reintamm described.
- I have never been in the army and I have no idea what a submarine could look like below the surface.
The water was black and I can’t understand how a submarine could look lighter than the water.
- I can't say for sure that I saw a submarine.
But that is the only logical explanation, Reintamm notes.
Two days after the accident, Reintamm told investigators what he saw.
Already at that time, a bow visor was presented as the cause of the accident, so Reintamm began to assume that the object he saw in the water was not the cause of the accident but some other floating item.
Reintamm said he only read six years later how his statement had been recorded and was amazed.
The papers read that Reintamm would have seen in the water parts of the stair structures detached from Estonia.
- It was completely misspelled!
I described what I had seen in the water, but I never saw it as a staircase detached from the ship into the sea.
I had speculated what it might have been like to find some logical explanation.
My story had been twisted in the desired direction.
When Carl Eric Reintamm saw the new footage, he was relieved.
- I've been waiting for this for years.
That is revolutionary information.
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A Finnish lawyer representing the German Meyer shipyard that built the ship approached Reintamme years after the accident.
This was the yard's own internal investigation into the accident.
Reintamme was also interviewed by Meyer's chief researcher, sea captain Werner Hummel, who was particularly interested in the object seen by Reintamme in the sea.
According to Reintammi, Meyer ended up in suspicion in his investigations that Estonia had collided with a submarine.
In the documentary, Hummel says that another survivor of the crash would also have said he saw a submarine command tower in the ocean.
“The only logical explanation (for the hull hole) is that the Meyer shipyard investigation was right and the submarine had caused damage,” Reintamm now tells Aftonbladet.
- There is a hole in the hull caused by something that collided with the ship.
I think there is always a logical explanation for everything.
I believe the Meyer shipyard researcher was right after he visited me in 2000, but the matter needs further clarification.
Meyer has been held liable for structural or design defects in the ship.
The controversy is still going on for decades.
Last more than a year ago, in the summer, French courts dismissed millions of victims 'relatives' claims for damages at the shipyard.
Meyer has reported a mysterious side rupture on board as early as 1997 when he published his own research on the accident.
The newspaper Kaleva, for example, reported on the matter at the time.
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