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Destination Disaster: The Sinking of the Mikhail Lermontov

Television (Full Length) – 2000

This award-winning documentary is an account of the last days and sinking of 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, one young Russian agent bears a striking similarity to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

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

Key Cast & Crew

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Cheryl Cameron

Director

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Shereen Maloney

Producer

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Gary Scott

Writer

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David Young

Writer

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Michael Huddleston

Sound

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Graham Ridding

Sound Mix

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