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Digital model of Estonia.

As part of the assessment of the new information about Estonia, a digital and a physical model have been created.

The purpose of the digital model of MS Estonia is to provide as accurate a general overview as possible of the ship's exterior and the structural and technical characteristics of the ship as it appeared on 27 September 1994.

The model was created in order to develop a physical model of Estonia and to demonstrate the ship during various surveys and in public contexts.

In accordance with an agreement between the prime ministers of Estonia, Finland and Sweden, a temporary Joint Accident Investigation Commission (JAIC) was formed to investigate the accident.

On September 28, 2020, footage was published showing a previously unknown hole in the ship's starboard side. The Estonian Safety Investigation Bureau therefore initiated a preliminary assessment of the new information and requested assistance from the corresponding authorities in Finland and Sweden.

The purpose of the preliminary assessment is to consider whether the new information gives reason to revise the conclusions drawn in the 1997 report, if new investigation measures should be taken and if so which ones.

For further information on the work on the preliminary assessment, Read more see here.

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The photo documentation carried out on MS Estonia during the summer of 2022 resulted in approximately 45,000 photographs. The work of assembling the photographs into a 3D model has now been completed.

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Background

The passenger ship Estonia sank on September 28, 1994 during a voyage from Tallinn to Stockholm.

Of the 989 people on board, 852 people died. In accordance with an agreement between the prime ministers of Estonia, Finland and Sweden, a Joint Accident Investigation Commission (JAIC) was formed to investigate the accident. A final report was published in December 1997.

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Surveys Summer 2022

- You can see every hole in the wreck, every clam, down to the millimeter level. It is an incredibly detailed documentation method, says Ingemar Lundgren from Ocean Discovery. A 3D model of the wreck leaves very little to the imagination, says Lundgren, who is also an experienced technical diver and carries out this kind of research on behalf of, among others, the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management.

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