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A vigil will be held on the banks of the Thames to mark the 30th anniversary of the Marchioness pleasure boat disaster in which 51 people died.

Relatives and friends of the victims – whose average age was 22 – have been invited to carry candles and throw flower petals into the water on Monday evening. Police launches, along with those of the fire and rescue services, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the Port of London Authority (PLA) will gather at the spot on the river where the Marchioness sank after colliding with a dredger, the Bowbelle.

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