This diving expedition took place from 01.- 04.12.94 with the diving support vessel “Semi 1” – see Chapter 27, page 722 ff. of our report. Very little had actually been known about the persons attending onboard. This has changed due to a dispute between the Swedish journalist Knut Carlqvist and the member of the Finnish JAIC Tuomo Karppinen. Carlqvist stated in his book “Silent Games” - published by Fisher & Co., Stockholm - that Karppinen had been onboard the “Semi 1”, although this was not officially admitted.
Carlquist refered to the book of Andi Meister “The Unfinished Logbook” in which it is stated that the Estonian representative Aarne Valgma shared his monitor cabin with Tuomo Karppinen, and Andi Meister should know, because he was the then - Chairman of the JAIC. All this was denied by Karppinen in his letter to Carlqvist dated 04.07.2001 – see Enclosure 17 – in which he categorically demanded from Carlqvist to correct this up to 15 August 2001, which Carlqvist refused to do and nothing more has happened so far.
Karppinen, however, enclosed the daily “Personnel onboard” lists of Rockwater which do indeed show that his name was not mentioned in those lists, however, what does this prove? Nothing, because if Karppinen and/or Lethola had requested Rockwater not to mention them on these lists, they would have complied as they did with other persons. See page 300. It does not make sense that Sweden and Estonia were represented and that Finland was not. This diving expedition was the most relevant part of the JAIC investigation and Finland did participate in all sorts of other less important investigations, even if they were outside of their own area. The Rockwater and the Smit personnel were and still are silent on the real results of the diving expedition. It would have been easy to register him under another name. Karppinen’s letter to Meister, in which he is also protesting against this ‘bloody mistake’ without any result is attached as Enclosure 18.
Interesting are, however, the “Personnel onboard” lists of different dates which reveal the following:
(1) 30.11.94 – see Enclosure 19.
No one onboard from the clients.
(2) 01.12.94 – two lists – Enclosures 20/21. – Reflecting apparently who was onboard on 30.11.94 at 24.00 hours.
There are among others recorded:
N.M.A. = National Maritime Administration = Sjöfartsverket:
Johan Fransson 30.11.
Andrew Marshall 30.11.
Gustav Hanuliak 30.11.