The Mikhail Lermontov enigma : facts after 12 years of speculation! / Michael Guerin.

By: Guerin, Michael, 1933-Material type: TextTextPublication details: Blenheim, N.Z. : Chartwell Unternehmen, 1998Description: ix, 131 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 21 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0473053314 (pbk.) :Subject(s): Mikhail Lermontov (Ship) | Mikhail Lermontov (Cruise ship) | Shipwrecks -- New Zealand -- Cape Jackson | Shipwrecks -- New Zealand -- Cape Jackson | Mikhail Lermontov (Ship) | Shipwrecks -- New Zealand -- Cook Strait | Shipwrecks -- New ZealandDDC classification: 363.12365099375
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Reference - not for loan 910.452 GUE 1 Reference Only T00568414
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Non-Fiction 910.45 GUE 1 Available T00178258

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

THIS Book is about the sinking of a 20,000 tonne Soviet cruise liner because the New Zealand Pilot ordered it to be driven at speed into foul ground.The Mikhail Lermontov carried 738 passengers (mostly Australian) & crew into deteriorating weather & approaching darkness. One man died. WHY was the Pilot never prosecuted? WHY was the Pilot's close friend appointed to head the Preliminary Inquiry, which was held in camera? WHY did the Preliminary Inquiry recommend that there be no Public Inquiry? WHY was the ship's navigator questioned under oath, but the Pilot was not? WHY are the Inquiry Files locked away in the National Archives? WHY were the passengers denied the opportunity to give evidence? WHY did the Pilot's employer pay out $2.5 million?

Includes bibliographical references (p. 130-131)

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