MS Estonia memorial in Tahkuna, Hiiumaa island, EST

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MS Estonia was a cruise ferry built in 1979/80 at the German shipyard Meyer Werft in Papenburg. The ship sank in 1994 in the Baltic Sea in one of the worst maritime disasters of the 20th century. It is the deadliest shipwreck disaster to have occurred in the Baltic Sea in peacetime, costing 852 lives. 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. Of the 989 on board, 138 were rescued alive, but one died later in the hospital. About 750 people were inside the ship when it sank.

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Karel H. on July 17, 2012

Nice place and interesting monument.


best regards Jurgis,Karel

marita1004 on July 18, 2012


das Foto hast Du wieder sehr schön komponiert,

danke für das Info , es ist eine schöne Gedenkstätte

viele liebe Grüsse Marita

Renatorius (Reno) on July 26, 2012

Ziauri tragedija

Jurgis Karnavicius on July 26, 2012

Thank you Karel!

Danke sehr Marita!

Taip Reno, ačiū...

Best wishes to all,


senmax on August 1, 2012

Beautiful photo.LIKE.

Timo's2 on August 31, 2012

I also visited there some years ago.. really something to memorise.. Like, Timo

Jawed Hasan on September 18, 2012

Excellent shot
greetings, Jawed

Jurgis Karnavicius on September 28, 2012

Thank you very much -




Greetings, Jurgis

Gori Bau on November 30, 2013

interesting monument and news about it => LIKE => best regards from Italy, Fabrizio.

Jurgis Karnavicius on November 30, 2013

Grazie Fabrizio, saluti da Vilnius, Jurgis

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 7, 2012
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    by Jurgis Karnavicius
    • Taken on 2010/08/14 16:24:03
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash