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Digital Subscriptions > Campbeltown Courier > 23rd December 2016 > Memorial marks site of the last Soviet ship to sink

Memorial marks site of the last Soviet ship to sink

THE LAST Soviet Union ship to sink was the Kartli which, smashed by a giant wave, foundered on a reef near the Isle of Gigha killing four crew in 1991.

Those events, a quarter of a century ago, were remembered in a series of moving ceremonies on the island last weekend.

Russian Consul General Andrey Pritsepov and the Lord Lieutenant of Argyll and Bute Patrick Stewart marked the tragedy by unveiling a cairn as a memorial.

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