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Letter from Russian Embassy
Letter of thanks from Russian Embassy to Fetlar Auxiliary Coastguard, for rescuing of Russian seamen from the wreck of the Maia.
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Original document: 28cm x 20.3cm
The Maia was a Russian trawler which sank off Houbie in 1962. For rescuing the crew, the Fetlar Auxiliary Coastguard received the national shield for the best wreck service of 1962, shared with Holy Island in Northumberland.

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