Murmansk Russian Sverdlov class cruiser built 1955 one of the last all gun cruisers decommitioned 1987 scrapped 1995 Lost 1994 while in tow to India for scrap along the berents coast between North cape and Tromso is now aground on Soeroey Finmark.

coordinates : 70°38'8.58"N 21°57'23.46"E
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  1. Rafiki // Sunday, May 10, 2009 12:52:00 AM  

    This wreckage is actually a bit controversial in Norway. The local inhabitants in the area are (understandably) worried about toxic substances leaking from the wreckage and damaging fisheries and the local environment.

    Some investigations and measurements have been done, but not very extensive, and the feeling is that if this wreckage had been further south, close to more densely populated areas, there is no way it would be left in place for such a long time as it already has.

    Here's a link to a press release from the Norwegian government about the matter and here's a news story from Aftenposten (major Norwegian newspaper) about radioactive residue on the wreck and its equipment.

  2. Norbi // Tuesday, June 23, 2009 10:09:00 AM  

    The good coordinates:
    70°38'8.58"N 21°57'23.46"E

  3. The Artificial Owl // Friday, July 24, 2009 6:45:00 AM  

    Thanks Rafiki for the details.
    Thank you Norbi for providing the correct coordinates. The post has been updated accordingly.