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The Andrea Doria: The Andrea Doria was an Italian ship that sank after colliding against a Swedish ship MS Stockholm in the year 1956, while trying to reach the port of New York City. However, in spite of the severity of the incident, not many lives were lost because of timely communication by the ship’s authorities. Today, the shipwreck is a very famous site for divers. In fact, the Andrea Doria shipwreck site is known as the Mt. Everest of Scuba Diving.

MS Estonia (Estonia) – The MS Estonia sank in heavy seas on 28 September 1994. An investigation claimed that the failure of the bow visor door allowed water from the Baltic Sea to enter the ship. The accident claimed 852 lives. Only 137 survived.

Finland This year’s second stamp in the passenger ferry series features M/S Princess Anastasia. The ship operates on the route Stockholm–Tallinn–St Petersburg– Helsinki.

from Mail Online

The haunting images of the decaying empire that was he Soviet Union

Ms Litchfield visited places in Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, the former East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Pictured is an abandoned German hospital

Tahkuna, Kõrgessaare Hiiumaa - memorial to MS Estonia ferry victims, which sunk in the Baltic on September 28, 1994 en route from Tallinn to Stockholm