Mikhail Lermontov

South Island,New Zealand

The Russian cruise ship Mikhail Lermontov, named after one of Russia`s great poets from Caucasus, ran aground after an navigational error 16.February 1986 at Marlborough Sound. She was on her way from Sydney on a two week cruise around New Zealand with 372 passengers and a crew of 348 men. She was stuck for three hours before she finally sank. One men from the crew perished. The wreck rest today on a depth of 30 to 40 meter at Port Gore in Marlborough Sound.

Former names:
Mikhail Lermontov

576,8 x 77,5 x 27,7 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
20353 grt
Wismar ( DDR ) 1970
Leningrad ( RU )

41.042087° S 174.219496° E
( Source: NZ Dive )

Picture: Mikhail Lermontov
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