Marine safety investigations

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.

 

Video mosaic of m/s Estonia's bow ramp

 

According to the order of the Estonian Safety Investigation Bureau, Tuukritööde OÜ carried out underwater robot survey at the wreck of the passenger ferry Estonia between 14 and 15 July 2021 to check the images and objects on the sonar images. Based on the video frames, a video mosaic of the bow ramp of the passenger ferry Estonia was created, with explanatory drawings attached.

ROV's first 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 first one viewed the stern of the wreck to check the condition of the aft ramps, rudder blade and propeller, the starboard side near the sea bottom until the bow, including the stabilizer fin's position, and the ship's bottom and port side in the area of the man made entrance holes.

 

Presentation by Martin Jakobsson, Professor of Marine Geology and Geophysics, Stockholm University

On September 24, 2021 Martin Jakobsson, Professor of Marine Geology and Geophysics, Department of Geology of Stockholm University, gave an online presentation about the geological and geophysical pre-assessments of M/S Estonia wreck site.

Participants in the meeting were Secretary of State Taimar Peterkop, Head of the Estonian Safety Investigation Bureau Rene Arikas, and representatives of survivors and next of kin of the victims of the M/S Estonia disaster.

 

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