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MS Estonia: Hull Harm not to blame for 1994 ferry disaster, new report finds

Even the 1994 MS Estonia ferry disaster wasn’t due to hull injury, a preliminary investigation has been discovered.

A report printed on the Estonian government site has reasoned that the newly-discovered harm was too little to have sunk the boat as fast as it did.

The symbols on the boat were revealed in a September documentary, which featured fresh underwater pictures from the mess.

But after exploring video footage of the ferry starboard side, specialists say that harm didn’t cause the tragedy.

“In almost any situation, the dimensions of the observable damage opening cannot possibly be the reason, why the boat sank at the famous period,” the report stated.

“The findings can’t alter the decisions presented in the last report… consequently, further evaluation for the reason behind the sinking of MS Estonia doesn’t look sensible.”

The report also said that the hole at the boat was not likely to have been caused because of collision in the sea surface.

“The qualities of the penetration score and the fracture weren’t typical for a burst opening nor to get a man-made cut launching,” it added.

“Potential explanation for this damage might be a touch with a submerged object like a seabed stone”

A spokesperson for the Estonian government emphasized to Euronews the new report was preliminary and hadn’t any official standing.

It’s known that the findings have been published for the sake of transparency, and Estonia isn’t opposed to some other analysis about the”apparent fracture” from the boat’s hull, they included.

Passengers from 17 nations drowned in the catastrophe, such as 501 Swedes and 285 Estonians, although just 137 passengers and crew on board lived.

The mess is regarded as a graveyard, which provides the place protected status under the law – that the manufacturers of this documentary were detained after investigating the website using a remote-controlled submarine.

But manager Henrik Evertsson stated it was”absolutely crucial and significant from a journalistic standpoint” to deliver a camera to the website.

“Estonia: the discovery that affects everything” aired on the Discovery Network a month also indicated a”collision with a submarine” has been the most probable reason behind a four-meter gash in the ship’s hull.

Pros told that the documentary filmmakers which just a huge force from outside might have caused the harm.

That prompted Scandinavian leaders to”assess” the new data after initial reluctance to re-investigate the root of the tragedy.

But, police said that the findings”can’t alter the decisions” on how the MS Estonia sunk.

An official evaluation in 1997 stated that the locking method of the boat’s retractable door was faulty, flooding the car deck and causing the boat to roll over and sink.

However, many theories concerning the reasons for the mess have been circulating for many years, and relatives of those killed have been battling to get a broader investigation.