Date: September 24, 1994 Location: Baltic Sea Official death toll: 852 The MS Estonia was in choppy water when passengers began hearing loud metallic bangs, the sound of waves hitting the cargo doors. In a matter of minutes, they had separated, allowing water to pour into the lower deck, before the ships four engines cut out completely. Massive flooding kept those on the lower deck from making it out; only those on the upper deck were able to escape.
MS Estonia | The Estonia disaster occurred on Wednesday, 28 September 1994, between about 00:55 to 01:50 (UTC+2) as the ship was crossing the Baltic Sea, en route from Tallinn, Estonia, to Stockholm, Sweden.
The Deadliest Maritime Disaster - SINKING OF THE MS ESTONIA in 1994 (en route from Tallinn, Estonia to Stockholm, Sweden) 20 years ago from September 27, 2014 - I have friends who lost someone in that disaster and I also met a survivor of that disaster (47 minutes)