Final Report of Sinking of the Estonia
Type of Document: Reference Document, Incident Report
Accident report into the sinking of the ferry Estonia on 28 September 1994, in which 852 of the 989 people on board died. Its conclusions - that the bow visor was wrenched off in heavy seas, flooding the car deck - have been disputed in some quarters but generally accepted by the international authorities. New safety rules were brought in as a result of the report's conclusions.