Oldest message in a bottle
Andrew Lovie
United Kingdom ,West of the Shetland Islands
The oldest message in a bottle spent 99 years and 43 days at sea. A drift bottle with number card 731B was recorded by Captain Brown (UK) as being released at 60 14.00'N 002 22.00'W on 12 June 1914. It was recovered by fishing boat engineer Andrew Lovie (UK) at 59 33.60'N 002 04.20'W on 25 July 2013, while sorting through fish from a trawl landed by the Banff fishing boat Endeavour 4 skippered by David Lovie (UK).