According Vinnova's latest research 2008
there were two brave witnesses that saw that the
visor was lost!
Estonian prosecutor Margus
Kurm has later identified the two as
Arak and Ain-Alar
Juhanson. In 1994, when questioned
by police, they never mentioned the following:
They had at 01.24 hrs - when the list was
90° and the ship was rolling a lot - walked
forward on the ship's side and climbed down to the
This is the time of the Mayday
- but according the Mayday the heel was only
20-30° at 01.24.51 hrs!
They noted that the visor was missing! It was
But that was not enough! One of the witnesses
decided to climb down on the ramp - that was
Imagine that - climbing down a closed ramp of
a sinking ship in the middle of the night.
As the list quickly became 180° already at
01.30 hrs, the witnesses decided to climb
over to the bulbous bow (that now was upside down)
... where they managed to get into raft
All of this appears to be pure