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Borodinskoye Polye

Name
Borodinskoye Polye
Accident date
17/11/1993
Location
Scotland
Accident area
Lerwick, Shetlands
Spill area
Offshore
Cause of spill
Grounding
Quantity transported
216, 000 tonnes
Nature of pollutant
bunker fuel
Quantity spilled
370 tonnes
Ship / structure type
Fishing vessel
Built date
1982
Shipyard
Veb Volkswerft Stralsund
Length
101.45 m
Width
15.22 m
Draught
9.71 m
Flag
Russian
Owner
Zaprybpromrazvedka

The Russian fishing vessel the Borodinstoye Polye ran aground in strong seas about 2 km from Lerwick harbour in the North Sea on 17 November 1993.

All her 73 crew members were safely evacuated. 36 were airlifted by a coastguard rescue helicopter and the others were taken on a lifeboat. The vessel’s tanks were damaged and 370 tonnes of fuel spilled. The remaining fuel was transferred to another vessel. This operation ended on 28 November.

The Borodinstoye Polye sinking off Shetland
The Borodinstoye Polye sinking off Shetland

Sources:

- HOOKE, Norman, 1997, Maritime Casualties 1963-1996, second edition, LLP Limited, Londres
- Parliament of UK

Last update: 02/03/2009

External links

Shetland Islands Council, Civil contingencies planning from a Shetland perspective, J. Taylor, Emergency planning officer