Photogrammetric survey of MS Estonia wreck starting Tuesday

  • 2022-06-07
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - The Estonian Safety Investigation Bureau and the Swedish Accident Investigation Authority are conducing an examination of the wreck of MS Estonia passenger ferry with a photogrammetric survey of the wreck scheduled to begin on Tuesday.

The Swedish Accident Investigation Authority held a public procurement for finding the entity to perform the study and a contract for conducting the photogrammetric survey was signed with a Swedish company by the name Ocean Discover AB whose subcontractor is a Danish enterprise JD-Contractor A/S.

The ship to be used for the survey is VOS Sweet, a research vessel flying the Dutch flag. The same ship was also used during the 3D laser scanning surveys of the wreck of MS Estonia two weeks earlier. The photogrammetric survey will last for around two weeks.

The purpose of the surveys is to photogrammetrically document the wreck of MS Estonia and use the data to create a 3D model of the wreck. After the survey to be conducted in June, the collected data will be processed and the results of the photogrammetric survey are planned to be announced in September.

More information about the preliminary assessment and surveys of the wreck is available on the website .