Shipwreck Tale: The Mikhail Lermontov

23/09/2013

Shipwreck Tale: The Mikhail Lermontov of 1986 is surrounded in mystery and unresolved enquiry. This Soviet cruiser went to the bottom of the sea in the Marlborough Sounds while being piloted by a local pilot. How did such an experienced man get it so wrong? John McCrystal explains all.