A silent march in tribute to the victims of the tragedy of the sea will take place Monday 10th June. A call for solidarity has been launched to help families.
To pay tribute to the rescuers at sea who lost their lives in the sinking of SNSM Patron Jack Morisseau on Friday 7th June, SNSM station Sables-d’Olonne and the municipality organize a silent march Monday 10th June from 10.30am. It will leave the place of Strasbourg and will finish at Tanchet on the place of the sinking, with a deposit of flowers.
Call for donations for families
A call for donations was launched to help the families of the victims. It is possible to make a donation to the Association of Women and Seamen’s Families of the Vendée, at the following address: 2, rue Colbert, 85100 Les Sables-d’Olonne. Donation boxes will be available at the Ocean Sports Institute and the Harbor Office at La Chaume.
The posthumously decorated rescuers
The three rescuers who died on Friday will be posthumously decorated with the Legion of Honor, announced the Élysée on Saturday in a tweet.
Four other occupants of the lifeboat who capsized in heavy weather were injured. Two of them delivered the poignant story of their intervention. “There was no scream in the boat, no one spoke, there were only professionals,” they said.
From the National Assembly to social networks via press releases, the reactions of personalities are very numerous since the tragedy. The Patrouille de France also paid tribute to the rescuers.