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Penlee lifeboat disaster inquiry

Title
Penlee lifeboat disaster inquiry
Genre
News report; Special
TX Date
16 Mar 1983
Year of production
1983
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Duration
00:00:55
Description
Chris Mann reports on the amateur radio recordings made on the night of the Penlee lifeboat disaster released as evidence during an inquiry into the tragedy. 16 people died in the rescue attempt off the Cornish coast on 20/12/81. Includes excerpt from recording featuring Union Star skipper Henry Morton, and coastguard.
Contributors
Chris Mann; Henry Morton
Keywords
Accidents; Deaths; Shipwrecks; Emergency services; Cornwall; Lifeboats; Public inquiries; Seaborne disasters; Sound recordings; Coastguard services; Lifeboat services; Mousehole; Lifeboat crew members

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