Simulation of a Terrifying Night - Scientists in Hamburg recently simulated the sinking of the Estonia, the 1994 Baltic Sea ferry disaster that killed 852 people. They discovered that the vessel was traveling much too fast in stormy seas and that the crew's attempts to save the ship by turning it actually caused it to capsize.
The sinking of the Estonia. September 27, 1994. The ferry MS Estonia set sail on a night voyage across the Baltic Sea from the port of Tallin in Estonia to Stockholm where she was to dock at 9:30am the following morning. She departed carrying 989 passengers and crew. A failure to lock the lock's of the ship's bow visor causes it to break away under punishing waves at 1:00am. Water floods the car decks and within 15 minutes quickly capsizes the ship. She rolls drastically to the starboard…
MS Estonia. (launched 1980) Sank 28.09.1994. in the Baltic Sea in one of the worst maritime disasters of the 20th century. 852 lives were lost, only 137 survived; the ferry was on its way from Tallinn to Stockholm when got caught up in the storm, capsized and sank.
Twenty years since sinking of the Estonia - The ship sank in 1994 in the Baltic Sea in one of the worst maritime disasters of the 20th century. It is the deadliest shipwreck disaster to have occurred in the Baltic Sea in peacetime, costing 852 lives. Most victims were from Estonia, Sweden and Finland.
The bow door of the MS Estonia opens for vehicle parking in preparation for its regular trip from Tallin, Estonia to Stockholm, Sweden. Near 01:00 the night of September 28, 1994, the bow door inexplicably opened during a tempest in the Baltic Sea, inverting the ship 90 degrees within 15 minutes. 852 people died, the worst peacetime disaster since the 'Titanic' in 1912.