What was the name of the Russian cruise ship which sank in the Marlborough Sounds in 1986?

What was the name of the Russian cruise ship which sank in the Marlborough Sounds in 1986?

liner Mikhail Lermontov
At 5.37 p.m. on 16 February 1986, the Soviet cruise liner Mikhail Lermontov hit rocks off Cape Jackson in the Marlborough Sounds.

Where did the Lermontov sink?

The Soviet cruise boat Mikhail Lermontov was grounded on 16 February, 1986 as a result of the harbourmaster’s decision to take it through a narrow passage where the water was too shallow for the size of the ship. The Mikhail Lermontov sank at 10:50pm near Port Gore, in the Marlborough Sounds.

Where is the Mikhail Lermontov?

This diver is approaching the hammer and sickle painted on the funnel of the Mikhail Lermontov. This Russian cruise ship is now lying on her starboard side at Port Gore in the Marlborough Sounds.

How deep is the Mikhail Lermontov?

44 ft 3 in
MS Mikhail Lermontov

Soviet Union
Beam 23.60 m (77 ft 5 in)
Draught 7.80 m (25 ft 7 in)
Depth 13.50 m (44 ft 3 in)

Who was the captain of the Mikhail Lermontov?

Captain Don Jamison
Captain Don Jamison piloted the cruise liner Mikhail Lermontov when it sank in Port Gore 1986.

Are Marlborough Sounds fjords?

The South Island’s other sounds, those of Marlborough, are valleys that have become drowned as the block of land on which they sit has tilted and lowered them into the Cook Strait. They are more accurately labelled sounds than the fiords of the south.

How was Marlborough Sounds formed?

The Marlborough Sounds is a large and spectacular network of rias or drowned valleys. The Sounds were formed by stream incision and dissection of uplifting rocks followed by subsidence and marine incursion into the valleys.

What are the important historical events in the Marlborough Sounds?

~1300AD First Polynesian settlers arrive in New Zealand at Wairau Bar. 1642 December Abel Tasman spends a week in Cook Strait. 1770 Captain James Cook makes his first visit to the Marlborough Sounds and Ship’s Cove. 1777 Cook’s third and final voyage to the Marlborough Sounds.

Can the fjords freeze?

Fjords generally don’t freeze over in winter. The innermost sections of some fjords, such as the Oslofjord or the fjords of East Finnmark, may freeze over under particular circumstances.