Mayor of Larne, Councillor Gerardine Mulvenna, lays a wreath
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Princess Victoria disaster: Larne service to mark 60th anniversary

A commemoration service has been held in Larne, County Antrim for the victims of one of the worst maritime disasters to happen in British coastal waters.

Sixty years ago, the MV Princess Victoria sank off the coast County Down, with the loss of 133 lives.

The ship, which was sailing to Larne from Stranraer in Scotland, sank in treacherous weather conditions.

Only 44 people survived the disaster on 31 January 1953.

David Maxwell reports for BBC Newsline.