|Fate||Capsized and sank on 28 September 1994|
|Tonnage||15,598 GT 3,006 DWT|
Why did the Estonia sink in 1994?
In the aftermath of the tragedy, a joint Swedish-Finnish-Estonian government committee ruled it an accident and blamed it on stormy weather that caused water to pour through an open bow door and into the Estonia’s car deck, destabilizing the ship and capsizing it in less than an hour.
Are there still bodies on the Estonia?
The government later decided not to raise the ship or the bodies. Authorities believe 996 people were aboard the Estonia when it sank on a voyage from Tallinn, Estonia, to Stockholm. Only 137 people survived, and 94 bodies have been recovered.
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.
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.