HU3611 : The wreck of the MV Braer

taken 27 years ago, near to Quendale, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

The wreck of the MV Braer
The wreck of the MV Braer
The Braer went ashore at Garths Ness on 5th January 1993. A combination of gale forces winds and the very light crude meant that the environmental impact was much less than feared, although there are, as far as I am aware, still restrictions on shellfish landings from areas on the west coast of Shetland 15 years later. Ironically, the Braer was en route from Norway to Quebec and had not called in at Shetland's Sullom Voe Oil Terminal. The wreck itself disappeared from view the following winter (1993/94).
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Date Taken
June 1993   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 29 January, 2008
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 360 118 [100m precision]
WGS84: 59:53.3842N 1:21.4684W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 361 117
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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