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Marchioness disaster-Portillo interview

Title
Marchioness disaster-Portillo interview
Genre
Interview
TX Date
20 Aug 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:03:00
Description
Interview with Transport Minister, Michael Portillo, after the sinking of the Marchioness pleasure boat following a collision with the dredger, Bowbelle, on the River Thames in London (20/08/89). He talks about the introduction of new regulations for boats on the Thames. Male interviewer not identified (poss. James Matthews).
Contributors
Michael Portillo; James Matthews?
Keywords
Deaths; Legislation; London; Safety; River Thames; Boats; Disasters (events); Disaster prevention; Marchioness; Bowbelle; River navigation; Marchioness disaster (1989)

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