Story: Shipwrecks

Mikhail Lermontov listing heavily

Mikhail Lermontov listing heavily

At 5.37 p.m. on 16 February 1986 the Soviet cruise liner Mikhail Lermontov hit rocks off Cape Jackson in the Marlborough Sounds, and five hours later it sank at Port Gore. Only one crew member of the 738 people on board lost his life.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1989/1713/4
Photograph by Mike Harris

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Gerard Hutching, 'Shipwrecks - The Rainbow Warrior and Mikhail Lermontov', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7308/mikhail-lermontov-listing-heavily (accessed 27 May 2019)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006