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Brass Tacks


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The Disease of Sloppiness A new coat of paint and a change of name, but has P and 0 learnt anything more from the Zeebrugge disaster? At the inquiry into the deaths of almost 200 people aboard the Herald of Free Enterprise, Mr Justice Sheen concluded that the management of the cross-
Channel ferry was 'infected with the disease of sloppiness'.
Relatives of the dead argue that the company bears a 'corporate responsibility' for the tragedy and should be prosecuted for manslaughter. Gerry Northam uncovers disturbing evidence about the safe-running of the Herald's sister-ship in the 15 months since the tragedy, and investigates the claims of relatives that lack of action has encouraged the 'disease' to spread.


Unknown: Mr Justice
Unknown: Gerry Northam
Editor: Richard Fretwell
Unknown: Paul Sapin
Producer: John Drury
Editor: Coun Cameron

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