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(From Lloyds List)
Captain Wolfgang Schroder, who is in prison in Mobile, Alabama, after being found guilty of manslaughter after his ship knocked down a crane in the port killing an engineer working on the unit, had been commended for his involvement in the aftermath of the sinking of the Herald of Free Enterprise in Zeebrugge in 1987, it has been revealed, writes Michael Grey.
At that time master of the freight ro-ro GabrieleWehr, on charter to North Sea Ferries, Captain Schroder's vessel had been leaving the port at the time the ferry had capsized.
Manoeuvring his ship close to the capsized ferry to form a lee and shelter the wreck site, and as …