6 March 2019
RMT Press Office:
RMT statement on the anniversary of the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster
On the anniversary of the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster of 6th March 1987, seafarers’ union RMT today paid respect to the memories of the 193 crew and passengers who lost their lives in that tragic incident.
RMT general secretary, Mick Cash said:
“In paying tribute to the memory of the 193 seafarers and passengers who died 32 years ago, we also remember the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster as a terrible example of compromised maritime safety standards.
“RMT continue to work to impress upon government and ship-owners the need to improve maritime safety standards for seafarers and passengers for the long term.”