MARITIME DISASTER

Swedish Radio exclusive: New official footage of hole in sunken Estonia reveals "surprising discovery"

4:57 min
  • The classified film taken by the accident investigation authorities of Sweden and Estonia clearly shows how pieces of the ferry's steel structure are bent outwards from the hull.
  • Anders Ulfvarson, a professor emeritus of Marine Structural Engineering at Chalmers University, who has followed the Estonia case for some time, says he's surprised by what he has seen from the film footage.
  • "There is more damage than I had expected, and it looks like the metal plates bent outwards", he told Swedish Radio News. The Estonia sank in the Baltic Sea in 1994, killing 852 people onboard.