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The Braer as it passed at about 10:55

On the 5th January 1993, the Braer Oil Tanker, en route from Mongstad, Norway to Quebec, Canada, ran ashore at Garths Ness, south Shetland, whilst carrying 85,000 tonnes of crude oil.

For more detailed information see the following Shetlopedia pages:

All photographs used in Braer related pages are by Shetlopedian Peter.

More pages about different aspects may be added later.

A dedicated website on the oilspill, based on an article which appeared in the 1993 Shetland Bird Report and written by Kevin Osborn, can be found at An account of the environmental impact assessment edited by Professor Bill Ritchie and Mark O'Sullivan was published by the Scottish Office in 1994 under the title The Environmental Impact of the Wreck of the Braer.

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