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