The preliminary assessment is performed by the Estonian Safety Investigation Bureau, the Finnish Safety Investigation Authority and the Swedish Accident Investigation Authority. The three authorities announced in December 2020 that underwater operations would be needed in order to complete the preliminary assessment.
M/S Estonia Preliminary Assessment: Governments Informed about Possible Need of Underwater Surveys Deemed Necessary by Flag State
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
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.
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.