MS Herald of Free Enterprise

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Herald of Free Enterprise in Dover's Eastren Docks, 1984
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  • Herald of Free Enterprise (1980-1987)
  • Flushing Range (1987-1988)
Operator: Townsend Thoresen (1980-1987)
Port o registry:
Bigger: Schichau Unterweser, Bremerhaven, Germany
Launched: 1980
Identification: IMO nummer: 7820485
  • Capsized 6 Mairch 1987
  • Raised April 1987
  • Scrapped in 1988
General chairacteristics
Cless an teep: RORO caur an passenger ferry
Tonnage: 13,601 brt
Lenth: 131.91 m (432 ft 9 in)
Beam: 23.19 m (76 ft 1 in)
Draucht: 5.72 m (18 ft 9 in)
Installed pouer: 23,967bhp
Propulsion: 3 x Sulzer 12ZV 40/48 diesel engines
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)
Capacity: 1,400

MS Herald of Free Enterprise wis a row-on row-off (RORO) ferry which capsized moments efter leavin the Belgian port o Zeebrugge on the nicht o 6 Mairch 1987, killin 193 passengers an crew.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. MV Herald of Free Enterprise Report of Court N0. 8074, Formal Investigation. UK Department of Transportation