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M/S Estonia Preliminary Assessment: Governments Informed about Possible Need of Underwater Surveys Deemed Necessary by Flag State

|18.12.2020

Under the lead of the Estonian Safety Investigation Bureau (OJK), OJK and its Swedish (SHK) and Finnish (OTKES) counterparts have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that describes the work in progress concerning the preliminary assessment concerning M/S Estonia and the need for further measures.

In February 1995, the governments of Estonia, Sweden and Finland agreed to protect M/S Estonia as a final place of rest for victims of the disaster from any disturbing activities

Safety investigation authorities will conduct preliminary assessment regarding new information on M/S Estonia

|02.10.2020

Film material was published on 28 September 2020, showing an unreported hole in the hull of passenger ship M/S Estonia.
 
The Estonian Safety Investigation Authority has on 2 October 2020 taken a decision to initiate a preliminary assessment of the new information. The Swedish and  Finnish Safety Investigation Authorities have agreed to assist their Estonian counterpart in its assessment.
 

Kulna level crossing accident on 20.02.2018

|28.02.2018

Semitrailer collided with the passenger train Riisipere – Tallinn No 0522 at Kulna level crossing on the 20th of February 2018 at 8:29. The train derailed and was damaged. Also infrastructure and truck got damaged. Train staff, passengers and truck driver were injured. ESIB started an investigation of this accident.