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verithingeoff

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6th March 1987
« on: March 05, 2017, 02:23:39 am »

My mate was the skipper of a Townsend Thoresen ferry running between Felixstowe and Zeebrugge, he rang me on the evening of 6 March 1987 to tell me he wasn't on [/size]Herald of Free Enterprise for that trip.
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Re: 6th March 1987
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 09:47:40 am »

That was a very sad loss of life that should never have happened. Didn't they refloat the ship and call it another name?
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Re: 6th March 1987
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 10:10:28 am »

a family friend was an engineer on that ship, he should have been on shift that day, but had swapped - he is still suffering as if he had been on shift it would have been his responsibility to shut the bow doors.
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Re: 6th March 1987
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 10:58:43 am »


A very sad day indeed.


may god continue to look over those pour souls and their families.


Please let this post remain as a remembrance of the sad loss and be treated with respect and not a recrimination of what should or shouldn't have happened on that day.


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Re: 6th March 1987
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2017, 10:59:48 am »

It was salvaged but remained unsold and went to the breakers.

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Re: 6th March 1987
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2017, 02:39:28 pm »

Completely agree with you Jim.
Let them rest in peace.


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Re: 6th March 1987
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2017, 04:50:06 pm »

I too think Ned and Jim have said it all


                  Regards Howard
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