“The Estonia is only 80 metres down yet the excuse was that it was too traumatic to bring it up.
“Realistically, the ship went down too quickly for the bow visor to be responsible and now we have proof of this unexplained hole. What caused this hole?”
However, Russia is one of a number of countries who have so far remained secretive over the sinking of the Estonian vessel.
Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland and Russia all signed the 1995 Estonia Agreement, which designated the wreck a sea grave and banned anyone from approaching the remains of the vessels.
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