Herald of Free Enterprise 1987

Environmental factors

The Herald of Free Enterprise disaster was investigated and apparently there were about 15 causes. It was not only due to the doors being open when the ship set sail. The lives of the passengers were endangered by environmental factors that then occurred.

1 Panorama – Herald of Disaster

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25 aug. 2011

Information in English below.
In maart 1987 zonk de Herald of Free Enterprise; dit is de reconstructie die Panorama er tien jaar later van maakte.
The Herald of Free Enterprise sank in March 1987. This is a reconstruction shown ten years later by the Belgian programme Panorama (not related to the BBC programme with the same name).

2 Seconds from Disaster Zeebrugge Ferry Disaster | Full Episode | National Geographic Documentary

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9 nov. 2021

Zeebrugge Ferry Disaster is the 18th episode (Season 2, Episode 5) of Seconds from Disaster explaining how did the ship capsized in 90 seconds. The British car ferry M/S Herald of Free Enterprise departs the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium. The crew have left the bow doors open and water splashes into the car deck. So much water pours in that the car ferry capsizes, taking the lives of 193 passengers and crew.

Seconds from Disaster Zeebrugge Ferry Disaster | Nature TV

Seconds from Disaster Zeebrugge Ferry Disaster | Nature TV
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Herald of Free Enterprise: The True Story [Nederlands]

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22 okt. 2017

Documentaire en reconstructie gemaakt door de BBC (2006), later uitgezonden (herwerkt) door Canvas.

The Zeebrugge Ferry Disaster | A Short Documentary | Fascinating Horror

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22 mei 2020

At around 6:29 pm on the 6th of March 1987 the MS Herald of Free Enterprise – an eight-deck car and passenger ferry – capsized just moments after leaving the Belgian port of Zeebrugge. The incident resulted in the deaths of 193 passengers and crew. It was the most deadly sinking of a British ship in peacetime in more than 50 years.
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17 Basketball Accident Prank

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22 apr. 2011

Just like Shaquille O’Neal, these amateur basketball players fail to shoot a free throw. However, the basketball tips over the basketball hoop and destroys a parked car to the horror of these amateur players.
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