Triple Trawler Tragedy

9th March 2018

On Sunday 4th March 2018, Hull Trinity House Academy Principal Graham Moffatt attended the Triple Trawler Tragedy Service at Hull Minster along with other members of staff and the White Squad. It was a memorial to remember the 58 men lost at sea at that time. Along with the thousands of others that have also lost their lives at sea. It was a poignant service with a minute of silence that was so still you could hear passers-by on the street outside. 

In 1968 within three weeks, three trawlers sank in the Arctic: St Romanus, Kingston Peridot and the Ross Cleveland with only one survivor between them, Harry Eddom. The tragedy led to movement by the Headscarf Heroes who campaigned to improve the conditions and safety for those at sea.

Our White Squad made up of Year 10 and 11 officers assisted by greeting the congregation, handing out programs and candles, showing visitors to their seats and holding collection buckets. They looked immaculate and behaved impeccably while performing their duties. It was an honour to continue to represent the Academys fishing heritage.