Marine safety investigations

Estonian Safety Investigation Bureau is participating in the safety investigation of a very serious marine accident on the refrigerated cargo ship Baltic Pearl

On October 13, 2021, a very serious marine accident occurred on the refrigerated ship Baltic Pearl (IMO No. 9008732) flying the flag of the Bahamas in the Vene-Balti port in Tallinn. One person had fatal injury and one person was injured in the accident, both employees of the Estonian repair company, which carries out repairs on board the ship, are Ukrainian citizens.

ROV's seventh dive

As per the procurement of Estonian Safety Investigation Bureau, ROV surveys were conducted at the wrecksite of m/s Estonia on 14th and 15th of July 2021. The goal was to verify objects and images found with the sonar survey.

ROV's sixth dive

As per the procurement of Estonian Safety Investigation Bureau, ROV surveys were conducted at the wrecksite of m/s Estonia on 14th and 15th of July 2021. The goal was to verify objects and images found with the sonar survey.

ROV's fifth dive

As per the procurement of Estonian Safety Investigation Bureau, ROV surveys were conducted at the wrecksite of m/s Estonia on 14th and 15th of July 2021. The goal was to verify objects and images found with the sonar survey.

 

ROV's fourth dive

As per the procurement of Estonian Safety Investigation Bureau, ROV surveys were conducted at the wrecksite of m/s Estonia on 14th and 15th of July 2021. The goal was to verify objects and images found with the sonar survey.

During the fourth of the seven dives, work was carried out mainly near the bow section of the wreck. The forecastle deck, the forward bulkhead, the bulbous bow, the bow ramp and the thrusters were observed.

 

ROV's third dive

As per the procurement of Estonian Safety Investigation Bureau, ROV surveys were conducted at the wrecksite of m/s Estonia on 14th and 15th of July 2021. The goal was to verify objects and images found with the sonar survey. Out of the seven dives made, the third one was made by the drone to observe the condition of the mudline as closely as possible across the entire starboard side of the wreck, including the narrow recess between the hull and seabed.

ROV's second dive

As per the procurement of Estonian Safety Investigation Bureau, ROV surveys were conducted at the wrecksite of m/s Estonia on 14th and 15th of July 2021. The goal was to verify objects and images found with the sonar survey.

Out of the seven dives made, the second one viewed the middle part of the wreck, bow thrusters, forepeak deck, bow ramp and forward part of the car deck.

 

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