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Penlee lifeboat disaster - Inquest

Title
Penlee lifeboat disaster - Inquest
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
22 Mar 1983
Year of production
1983
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Duration
00:04:29
Description
Report on the inquiry into the Penlee lifeboat disaster (19/12/81), when the Cornish Penlee lifeboat went to the aid of the stricken coaster Union Star in heavy seas. Both vessels were lost with all hands, leaving 16 dead, 8 from each vessel. Includes interviews with Noel Horner, solicitor; Tom Hoyes, Civil Service Union. Male reporter not identified.
Contributors
Noel Horner; Tom Hoyes
Keywords
Accidents; Deaths; Shipwrecks; Cornwall; Lifeboats; Inquests; Public inquiries; Seaborne disasters; Ships; Coastguard services; Mousehole; Penlee; Union Star; Solomon Browne

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