Posted on October 23, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Two passengers aboard the Tallink-owned Estonian Passenger RoRo, SILJA EUROPA were found dead in their cabins during the early morning hours of Sunday the 20th of October.
The ship had stopped overnight in Tallinn, Estonia when the body of the 25-year old female passenger was found in her cabin. Two hours later, at 05:00 hours, the body of a 21-year old male passenger was found in a separate cabin. The two deceased were both confirmed as Finnish nationals.
According to Finnish media, the two bodies were discovered by other passengers onboard the vessel.
Estonian police conducted an initial investigation into the incident but ascertained that the two deaths were not the result of violence.
The cause of death for the two passengers has yet to be officially determined, and the two bodies have been removed from the ship, so that an autopsy can take place.
Initial reports suggest that the two people did not know each other. According to some sources, a large number of individuals had been inebriated during the overnight stay, though it is too early to assume that this had anything to do with the two deaths.
Estonian Police Spokeswoman, Leona Loide has gone on record to say that she’s convinced the two cases are unrelated.
The vessel proceeded to depart Tallinn at 12:30 pm on Sunday afternoon, with Helsinki as its next port of call.
Image Courtesy of Marine Traffic