A Day That Shook The World: Zeebrugge ferry disaster
Thursday 03 March 2011
On 6 March 1987 193 people were killed when the British ferry Herald Of Free Enterprise capsized off the coast of Belgium.
The ferry overturned without warning only a mile outside Belgian port Zeebrugge, pitching hundreds of people into deathly cold water. Despite the best efforts of rescue crews, it became the worst ferry disaster in British history.
Watch original footage from the disaster and rescue operation in this British Pathé video, above.
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