According to the BBC’s report, the loading ramp of the MS Estonia ferry, which was removed from the sea, will be transported to Paldiski Port for research.
Studies in the area where the ferry sank in the Baltic Sea were carried out with the Viking Reach research vessel. Aboard the research vessel were 2 of the 137 survivors, Ants Madar and Urban Lambertsson.
During the 6-day ramp removal work, parts of the ship were examined using an underwater vehicle.
On the way from Sweden to Estonia, the ferry sank in 45 minutes between huge waves in 1994, 852 passengers drowned and 137 passengers survived.
On the ferry accident in 1997, Estonian, Finnish and Swedish experts wrote a 230-page research report on the cause of the accident, “The play in the 56-tonne large entrance-exit gate of the bow, the intensity of the storm that hit the 8-metre wave, and human error.” statements were recorded.
This report was found unsatisfactory on the grounds that it could not fully explain the rapid sinking of the ship.
The “Estonian ferry”, one of the biggest accidents in Swedish maritime history, was started to be examined again in 2005.