30 years on - Herald of Free Enterprise

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30 years on - Herald of Free Enterprise

Postby JK » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:03 am

193 dead.
Trapped below decks in large compartments that became 8 feet wide and 75 (?) deep as the ship settled on her side.
Fighting to get through the masses of floating debris to get to the surface.

Totally preventable.



http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/zeebrugge-ferry-disaster-ms-herald-of-free-enterprise-uk-30-years-on-maritime-tragedy-killed-a7583131.html

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/herald-of-free-enterprise-ferry-hero-who-saved-up-to-40-lives-1.2996747


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and how about this:

the 7 year old Townsend Thoresen European Gateway, just 5 years before:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-20784851

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The inquest for this accident found that the corridors became vertical shafts with no way for passengers to get out. Safety changes were suggested and ignored.

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Re: 30 years on - Herald of Free Enterprise

Postby JK » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:40 am

and Baird Maritime wades in with this:

http://www.bairdmaritime.com/index.php? ... Itemid=116

The sad part is when you hear of a ferry going down in the Philippines and beyond, it usually includes a staggering number of deaths from these old ships.

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Re: 30 years on - Herald of Free Enterprise

Postby The Dieselduck » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:55 am

The official Herald report by the DOT produced in 1987

1987.07-DOT Report on Free Enterprise.pdf
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