Group sifts through mysterious Estonia disaster

  • 1998-09-10
  • By Denise Albrighton
TALLINN - Almost four years have passed since the Estonia ferry disaster, but much of what happened on that fateful night in September 1994 remains shrouded in mystery. A lot of what is known about the disaster, in which 852 people died, has been pieced together from the accounts of survivors. A Joint Accident Investigation Committee from Estonia, Finland and Sweden came to the conclusion that the ferry sank after the bow visor locking devices failed under the impact of strong waves and water entered the car deck. Many people were critical of the investigation, particularly relatives anxiou...
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