Nueva evidencia sobre hundimiento de transbordador Estonia en 1994 infographic
El gráfico muestra detalles sobre el desastre del transbordador MS Estonia.


Estonia propone reexaminar restos de ferry hundido en 1994

October 8, 2020 - Nueva evidencia documental desafía la explicación oficial sobre el hundimiento,en 1994, del transbordador (ferry) MS Estonia en el Báltico, que causó 852 muertes, uno de los mayores desastres marítimos en tiempos de paz en Europa.

The ferry was on a routine overnight crossing from the Estonian capital, Tallinn, to Stockholm when it capsized and sank in stormy conditions.

An official investigation in 1997 concluded that the bow door of the ferry had failed during a storm, flooding the car deck and causing the vessel to roll over and sink. The ship went down in less than an hour, with only 137 survivors.

A Discovery Network documentary about the disaster aired in September to coincide with the 26th anniversary of the disaster includes underwater video images from the wreck site showing a hole in the hull measuring four metres on the starboard side.

The conclusion of experts cited in the documentary was that the ferry had been struck by what was probably a slowly moving but extremely heavy object, causing it to sink, according to a New York Times report.

In a joint statement on September 28, the governments of Estonia, Finland and Sweden said they would investigate the claim, which comes after years of complaints by families of the victims and survivors over the lack of a proper inquiry.

Some 758 bodies remain entombed on the ferry, which lies in shallow Finnish territorial waters. Most of the 852 people killed were Swedish nationals.

PUBLISHED: 08/10/2020; STORY: Graphic News