Film-makers fined for ‘violating’ tragic wreck

Can underwater film-makers desecrate a wreck simply by capturing images of it? When Divernet posed that question in February 2021 the answer from a Swedish court appeared to be no – but now the retrial of two Swedes who filmed the wreck of the doomed Estonia ferry has overturned that judgment.

On 5 September, Henrik Evertsson and Linus Andersson were found guilty of violating the sanctity of the 80m-deep wreck-site where all but 137 of 989 passengers and crew had died on 28 September, 1994.