|start=28 September 1994
|end=28 September 1994
The '''MS Estonial''' was a ferry which sank in the Baltic Sea on 28 September 1994, while en route from Tallinn, [[Estonia]], to Stockholm, [[Sweden]], claiming over 850 lives.
A tragic accident, due to a combination of factors, including uneven loading of cargo, rough seas and ill advised behaviour (turning too fast) by the ship's captain.<ref>http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/simulating-a-fatal-turn-scientists-unveil-cause-of-estonia-ferry-disaster-a-527875.html</ref>
[[Chris Bollyn]] has claimed that this was not an accident. He has observed that it happened the day after a remarkably similar [[terrorist drill]] the day before, and believes that this was a [[false flag]] attack.<ref>http://www.unwelcomeguests.net/742</ref>
The Swedish government at first promised to raise the wreck and to spare no cost in finding the cause of the disaster. But then it changed its mind, refusing all pleas from the bereaved relatives to bring the Estonia to the surface, although it sank in shallow waters.<ref name=ns>https://web.archive.org/web/20050712073339/http://www.newstatesman.com/200505230019</ref>
[[Stephen Davis]] wrote in 2005 for the ''[[New Statesman]]'' that "this man, a retired [[MI6]] officer whom I have known for many years, told me that the sinking of the Estonia was not an accident and that [[Britain]] and the Baltic nations had good reason to want the wreck buried" and that "tests at laboratories in the US and Germany showed signs of an explosion on the ferry's hull."<ref name=ns/>