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Destination Disaster: The Sinking of the Mikhail Lermontov Television – 2000 Documentary

Destination Disaster: The Sinking of the Mikhail Lermontov

Television – 2000 Documentary

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This award-winning documentary is an account of the last days and sinking of the Russian cruise liner, Mikhail Lermontov. On 16 February, 1986, she ran aground on rocks in the Marlborough Sounds. Passengers were successfully evacuated, but a Russian crew member lost his life, and several were injured. Evidence is given by those who were there, with a particular emphasis on presenting the stories of the Russian crew, who were largely unavailable to the media at the time. (A minute into clip nine a young Russian agent bears a striking similarity to Vladimir Putin.)

A cruise on the Mikhall Lermontov will create memories that will last forever
– An advertisement for the ill-fated Cruise Ship

Produced by

Ninox

Ninox

Rights

The copyright for this title is held by Ninox Films.

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air.

Music

Music composed by Clive Cockburn. Voices by The Orpheus Choir.

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