How could Estonia sink so fast?

Why did so many people die on the MS Estonia?

Most passengers on board the ship were trapped inside after it capsized, while 97 who managed to leave the vessel died in freezing water. There were 137 survivors. An official report into the incident in 1997 concluded that the disaster was caused by a problem with the bow door locking system.

Are there still bodies in Estonia?

Only 93 bodies were ever recovered, the last 18 months later. The 1997 report by an accident investigation committee set up jointly by Estonia, Sweden and Finland concluded that the locks on the bow visor failed, allowing it to tear free and expose the doors and ramp, which gave way, flooding the car deck.

Did Russia sink the Estonia?

However, Russia is one of a number of countries who have so far remained secretive over the sinking of the Estonian vessel. Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland and Russia all signed the 1995 Estonia Agreement, which designated the wreck a sea grave and banned anyone from approaching the remains of the vessels.

Did the captain of the Estonia survive?

Only one other Estonian had such a right: Arvo Andresson, the captain on the bridge when the Estonia sank shortly after one o’clock on Wednesday morning. Captain Andresson went down with the ferry, according to Mr Meister. … Of the 140 crew Mr Songi hired to work on the Estonia, most are now dead.

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