The chances of an older vessel surviving a collision on the River Thames have not significantly improved since the Marchioness disaster in which 51 people died 30 years ago, the Port of London Authority (PLA) has warned.
The pleasure boat, Marchioness, was packed with partygoers when it collided with the dredger Bowbelle in central London in the early hours of August 20, 1989.
A series of safety improvements were implemented on the Thames after the tragedy, but little has been done to reduce the risk of older boats sinking after a crash, PLA chief executive Robin Mortimer said . . . . . . .
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