Ninety Seconds at Zeebrugge : The Herald of Free Enterprise Story, Hardback Book

Ninety Seconds at Zeebrugge : The Herald of Free Enterprise Story Hardback



The Herald of Free Enterprise car ferry set sail on a routine voyage to Dover in March 1987, carrying hundreds of passengers, including British army personnel, day-trippers and truck drivers.

Minutes after leaving the Belgian port of Zeebrugge, the ferry began to capsize.

Terrified passengers were separated from loved ones in a seething mass of humanity, in freezing cold waterand had to fight for their lives.

This is the minute-by-minute account of those who lived through the disaster, from the event torescue, reunion and repatriation.

The Belgian people are also remembered for the care and comfort they gave to the bewildered and grief-stricken survivors. Including plans, photographs and records considering how this disaster impacted ferry operating procedures forever, Iain Yardley'sthoughtful study covers every aspect of this tragedy.

Many survivors, relatives and rescue workers have contributed to make this afitting tribute to all involved from that night to the present day.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272 pages, 16 Plates, color; 40 Illustrations, color; 60 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
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  • Category: Ships & shipping: general interest
  • ISBN: 9780752497839



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