• Short Summary

    THE GREEK TANKER MANUELA WAS PREPARING TO LEAVE DURBAN TODAY (SATURDAY) FOR AN UNKNOWN DESTINATION, STILL CARRYING THE 15,000 TONS OF OIL SHE WAS TO HAVE DELIVERED AT BEIRA FOR TRANSHIPMENT TO MR IAN SMITH'S ILLEGAL REGIME IN RHODESIA.

  • Description

    THE GREEK TANKER MANUELA WAS PREPARING TO LEAVE DURBAN TODAY (SATURDAY) FOR AN UNKNOWN DESTINATION, STILL CARRYING THE 15,000 TONS OF OIL SHE WAS TO HAVE DELIVERED AT BEIRA FOR TRANSHIPMENT TO MR IAN SMITH'S ILLEGAL REGIME IN RHODESIA.

    THE MANUELA SAILED TO DURBAN AFTER A BRITISH ROYAL NAVY BOARDING PARTY PREVENTED HER FROM GOING TO BEIRA TO UNLOAD HER OIL FOR RHODESIA. SHE HAS BEEN BERTHED AT THE SOUTH AFRICAN PORT SINCE WEDNESDAY (APRIL 13). AS SHE PREPARED TO SAIL, HER CAPTAIN SAID HE DID NOT EXPECT TO KNOW HIS DESTINATION UNTIL HE RECEIVED INSTRUCTIONS ON THE HIGH SEAS.

    THE SOUTH AFRICAN AUTHORITIES HAD THROWN A TIGHT SECURITY CURTAIN ROUND THE TANKER DURING HER STAY AT DURBAN. SHE COULD NOW EITHER SAIL SOUTH ROUND THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE AND HEAD FOR EUROPE, OR ATTEMPT ONCE MORE TO REACH BEIRA BY SAILING WITHIN SOUTH AFRICAN AND PORTUGUESE TERRITORIAL WATERS IN AN EFFORT TO OVERCOME THE BRITISH NAVAL BLOCKADE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1CQ0NWQ7P3AU5HJ9JOXTZJSA3
    Media URN:
    VLVA1CQ0NWQ7P3AU5HJ9JOXTZJSA3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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