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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Estonia Ferry Report

n STOCKHOLM, Sweden A manufacturing fault rather than high speed is behind the 1994 sinking of the Estonia car ferry in the Baltic Sea, according to the findings of an international commission probing the accident, the daily Svenska Dagbladet reported Tuesday.


The paper added that the commission found that the crew on the doomed ferry sent out a distress signal and sounded the alarm on the doomed ship too late, which contributed to the loss of 852 lives.


Coordination between the crew and the ship engineers was also poor, the report was quoted as saying. The commission's final report is not due to be made public before the end of the year.