Estonia 'sped past other ship'

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The Independent Online
STOCKHOLM - A Swedish ship's captain said yesterday that his ferry, travelling as fast as he dared, was overtaken by the Estonia shortly before it sank last week, with the loss of more than 900 lives. Jan-Thore Tornroos, captain of the car ferry Mariella, told Swedish radio he was sailing at around 12 knots, the maximum speed he considered safe in the Baltic's stormy seas last Wednesday night. He estimated the Estonia was travelling at about 15 knots. Reuters

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