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Borodinskoye Polye

Nom
Borodinskoye Polye
Accident date
17/11/1993
Location
Scotland
Accident area
Lerwick, Shetlands
Spill area
Offshore
Cause of spill
Echouement
Quantity transported
216, 000 tonnes
Nature of pollutant
bunker fuel
Quantity spilled
370 tonnes
Ship / structure type
Navire de pêche
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.

Sources:

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

Last update on 02/03/2009

External links

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

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