• Short Summary

    THE PORT OF CALCUTTA, ONE OF THE BUSIEST PORTS IN THE WORLD, HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO A STANDSTILL BY A STRIKE.

  • Description

    THE PORT OF CALCUTTA, ONE OF THE BUSIEST PORTS IN THE WORLD, HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO A STANDSTILL BY A STRIKE. TWENTY TWO THOUSAND DOCK WORKERS HAVE STOPPED WORK.

    THE DISPUTE HAS IMMOBILISED ALL SHIPPING IN THE HARBOUR, INCLUDING THE UNLOADING OF MORE THAN A DOZEN VESSELS CARRYING RELIEF SHIPMENTS OF WHEAT FROM THE UNITED STATES.

    SO THAT THE SHORTAGE OF FOOD WILL NOT BE AGGRAVATED BY THE STRIKE ALL INCOMING SHIPS CARRYING FOOD FROM ABROAD ARE TO BE DIVERTED TO THE SMALL PORT OF VISHAKAPATNAM FOR UNLOADING.

    HUNDREDS OF TONS OF GRAIN ARE IN THE HOLDS OF THE STRANDED VESSELS. FOOD RATIONING HAS BEEN INTRODUCED IN CALCUTTA.

    THE STRIKERS HAVE BEEN HOLDING MEETINGS OUTSIDE THE DOCKS, WHICH ARE CLOSELY GUARDED BY POLICE TO PREVENT PILFERING OR ANY VIOLENCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA16NJID2MLY2V94LECGBBILN75
    Media URN:
    VLVA16NJID2MLY2V94LECGBBILN75
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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