RNLI: 25 years after Marchioness disaster

Next Wednesday 20 August those who died in the Marchioness tragedy will be remembered during the services at Southwark  Cathedral. It will be 25 years since the early morning accident on the River Thames.

The cathedral, which is a short distance downstream from the scene of the collision, has the memorial just inside the main door.

Today, as a result of a recommendation following the inquests, the RNLI has a lifeboat station at Waterloo Bridge. It is the busiest  in the country.

Today’s Telegraph Magazine has a good profile of the service run by donations and mainly volunteers.

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