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28/09/1994 The cruise ferry MS Estonia sinks in Baltic Sea

MS Estonia was a cruise ferry built in 1979 at the German shipyard Meyer Werft in Papenburg. The ship sank in 1994 in the Baltic Sea. It is the second-deadliest European shipwreck disaster to have occurred in peacetime and the deadliest peacetime shipwreck to have occurred in European waters.


  • Essentials 

  • Construction 

  • Service history 

  • Sinking 

  • Causes of the disaster 

  • Protection of the wreck 

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