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Passengers interviewed after North Sea ferry collision

Title
Passengers interviewed after North Sea ferry collision
Genre
Interview
TX Date
9 Nov 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:04:53
Description
Series of unedited interviews with British survivors arriving back at Heathrow Airport after a ferry collision in the North Sea off the German coast, in which two Britons were killed. They were thirty-eight year-old John Michael Harlow from Derby, and twenty-eight year-old Stephen Khan Jaffa from Loughton in Essex. The British Consular Office in Hamburg also named a British couple, George and Patricia King, among the injured. German sea police say the ferry, the Hamburg, and the container ship, Nordic Stream, collided in the mouth of the river Elbe, after they had been warned they were on a collision course. The passengers are not identified (except for Peter Lower, from Sittingbourne, Kent, who is mentioned in the recording). The first male speaker may be Jim Elvery, from Hastings, Sussex; the second, Bill Peart, from Walsall, Staffordshire; the main female speaker may be Stella Mossom from Thornton, Lancashire (names taken from a Press Association report by Martin White). Male interviewer not identified (poss. Martin White for IRN and/or the Press Association - also an LBC reporter).
Contributors
Martin White?; Peter Lower; Jim Elvery?; Bill Peart?; Stella Mossom?
Keywords
Accidents; UK; Great Britain; Germany; Ferries; Ships; Hamburg (ferry); Nordic Stream

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