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Your dramatic licence took a step too far

I have always thought the Belfast Telegraph tried to give a fair and accurate view of the news it reported. But the pictures accompanying the article on the loss of the Princess Victoria (News, January 3) show rather a bit of dramatic licence.

The main picture is captioned, 'A lifeboat pulls away from the stricken Princess Victoria', although the image clearly shows that the ship the lifeboat is near is not a ferry. It is, in fact, the oil tanker Pass of Drumochter as it attempted to recover the lifeboat.

I would hope that, if anyone had been able to photograph the lifeboats being launched, there would not have been the rescue problems that there were.


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