13.6.2015 - Explore Mikko Ikonen's board "MS Estonia" on Pinterest. The ship was intended for use on a ferry line between Norway and Germany, but the order was withdrawn at the last minute for unknown reasons and the contract was given to Rederi Ab Sally, a Finnish shipping company that was part of the Viking Line consortium. On the morning of September 28th 1994 the Swedish public awoke to horrifying images from the Baltic sea of people gripping for life in the icy cold water. Nevertheless, a day later it reappeared in the saved list. Victims demanding answers. Visitors stand at the monument for the victims of communism. I used to be one to believe the conspiracy theory, to a degree, that the nine crew members initially in the saved list who afterwards disappeared, were hidden away someplace as ones knowing a big secret. Einar Ellermaa, were you hesitant to so deeply touch such a tender spot as the catastrophe of Estonia? Shortly after the incident, Stefan Torssell was hired at the Swedish Maritime Administration and met the victims families and … The monument engraves the names of 22,000 Estonians who died during the Soviet occupation of the Baltic State between 1940 and 1953. 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These people were apparently used as human shields in a high-level smuggling op… Immediately before Estonia left Tallinn on its final voyage, Carl Övberg, a survivor and frequent passenger who had arrived at the last minute, reported that the harbor had been sealed off and that a military convoy had escorted two large trucks to the waiting ferry. Victims of MS Estonia disaster to be remembered in Tallinn, Voru, Parnu. The book holds a story of a person who never made it to the ship, but kept featuring – on and off – in the saved and perished lists. Hailed as a hero after the disaster in 1994, Barney now wants to know the truth about a connection between Britain’s spies, Cold War missile secrets and the capsizing of the MS Estonia. Interesting details surfaced regarding the lists of those perished and those saved, which was subject to a lot of confusion. Download (14 KB) New Notebook. Now a mini-submarine 23rd Aug, 2018. Terms and conditions  ~   CC0: Public Domain. A woman stands at the monument to the victims of communism. The full list of all passengers and crew members aboard the MS Estonia. The impression of them surviving, as also related in the book by the police investigator Männik, may have been due to Capt. She was carrying 989 people: 803 passengers and 186 crew. Dental identification was established in 57 cases (60%). With 852 victims from 17 different countries, the sinking of the Estonia was Europe's most severe passenger ferry disaster. In the book, a lady shares how a crew member slapped her in the face: stop resisting, you have to climb out there. A life raft was hit by a «seventh wave» so awful it tore the roof down and banged all on board together. The monument engraves the names of 22,000 Estonians who died during the Soviet occupation of the Baltic State between 1940 and 1953. License. WhatsApp. Till a Kapo [Estonian Security Police – edit] worker told me, a year after the accident, that not a single one of the 137 who were rescued had seen any of these nine, not on the safety rafts, nor on land. Then, the impression may have been created that, well, all saw him. It was a stormy night. Supporting Victims of Crime in Estonia Jako Salla, Ministry of Justice Laidi Surva, Ministry of Justice Kaisa Üprus-Tali, Estonian National Social Insurance Board Crime victimization in Estonia has declined over the past two decades but remains still high in comparison to Western European countries. Estonian women from rural areas are forced into prostitution in Tallinn. Memorial to the victims of the Estonia ferry disaster of 28 September 1997, Stockholm, Sweden. For the good of the people, many were punched in their faces – to come to their senses and stop panicking. Yes, I did initially hesitate – perhaps all we do is tear open the wounds and hurt a lot of people. Lea Aaliste, Waitress. Of the people on board the vessel, 137 were saved and 852 died. The Finnish Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team identified all 93 victims recovered from the sea within 33 days of the. Most of the victims were Swedish and Estonian. With 852 victims from 17 different countries, the sinking of the Estonia was Europe’s most severe passenger ferry disaster. Your Lightboxes will appear here when you have created some. 23rd Aug, 2018. In the stories of those saved, it keeps being repeated that those who climbed up unto the seventh floor and made it to the open deck had, at a certain point, to take the decision to climb over the railing – which kept rising up as if to meet them – unto the side of the vessel. Even so, we came to think about it with Tiina Ristimets, the publisher, that 20 years have come and gone, let’s show how the people have coped, and let’s try to be as sensitive as we possibly can. The entrance to the Memorial to the Victims of Communism. Furthermore, two bodies were discovered in the area of the Gulf of Finland, one in the open sea and one on the shorelines of Estonia. Most of the passengers were Swedish, although some were of Estonian origin, while mos… The day after the accident the person did call and ask to be removed from lists. Caused by myriad reasons, this Baltic Sea accident was an event so unprecedented that the extent of the damages caused, both to life and to property, is still shocking even after almost 15 years since the disaster occurred. Some, even the police investigator Priit Männik, said they did not want to recall the state of the bodies. There were a total of 42 murders in Estonia in 2015. Due to reconstruction, the accessibility is permanently closed. The monument engraves the names of 22,000 Estonians who died during the Soviet occupation of the Baltic State between 1940 and 1953. 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