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Marchioness disaster-Parkinson reaction

Title
Marchioness disaster-Parkinson reaction
Genre
Interview
TX Date
Aug 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:03:30
Description
Peter Spencer interviews Transport Secretary Cecil Parkinson, following his visit to the site of the salvaged Marchioness pleasure boat following a collision with the dredger, Bowbelle, on the River Thames in London (20/08/89). He speaks about proposed new regulations to improve safety on the river and says all efforts are being made to find the cause of the disaster.
Contributors
Peter Spencer; Cecil Parkinson
Keywords
Deaths; Legislation; London; River Thames; Boats; Public inquiries; Disasters (events); Search and rescue operations; Transport safety; Disaster prevention; Marchioness; Bowbelle; River navigation; Marchioness disaster (1989)

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