• Short Summary

    THE NEW ZEALAND FRIGATE, 'TARANAKI', ONE OF THE LATEST AND FASTEST FRIGATES TO JOIN THE BRITISH FAR EASTERN FLEET IS NOW ON EXERCISES IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA, ABOUT 150 MILES OFF THE EAST COAST OF SINGAPORE.

  • Description

    1.
    MS FRIGATE ANCHORED NEAR ISLAND
    3 ft

    2.
    LS ATTAP HUTS ON ISLAND
    5 1/2 ft

    3.
    MS TWO OFFICER TALKING TO ISLAND HEADMAN
    9 1/2 ft

    4.
    LS FLAG (TILT DOWN) NAME OF FRIGATE
    12 ft

    5.
    MS FROGMAN GETTING READY
    15 ft

    6.
    CU ANOTHER FROGMAN
    17 ft

    7.
    MS FROGMEN INTO WATER (THREE SHOTS)
    22 ft

    8.
    MS FROGMAN IN WATER
    25 1/2 ft

    9.
    MS SKIPPER CAPTAIN L.G. CARR AND OFFICER
    30 ft

    10.
    MS INJURED RATING ON DECK (TWO SHOTS)
    35 ft

    11.
    LS HELICOPTER IN FLIGHT
    38 ft

    12.
    MS MAN SIGNALLING TO HELICOPTER
    39 ft

    13.
    LS MAN AND STRETCHER LOWERED DOWN HELICOPTER
    42 1/2 ft

    14.
    MS CREW ON BRIDGE
    44 1/2 ft

    15.
    MS INJURED RATING TAKEN UP
    48 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/GAP/AB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE NEW ZEALAND FRIGATE, 'TARANAKI', ONE OF THE LATEST AND FASTEST FRIGATES TO JOIN THE BRITISH FAR EASTERN FLEET IS NOW ON EXERCISES IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA, ABOUT 150 MILES OFF THE EAST COAST OF SINGAPORE.

    DURING THE EXERCISES THE 'TARANAKI' DROPPED ANCHOR NEAR AN ISLAND. TWO OF HER OFFICERS WENT ASHORE TO PAY A COURTESY CALL ON THE ISLAND'S HEADMAN, MR. ALWI BIN LUDONG.

    WHILE AT ANCHOR, DEFENSIVE MEASURES WERE CARRIED OUT BY DIVERS WHO INSPECTED THE SHIP'S BOTTOM FOR LIMPET MINES. THE FRIGATE'S COMPANY STATIONED ON THE DECK KEPT WATCH FOR 'ENEMY' FROGMAN.

    A YOUNG NAVAL RATING WHILE ON SHORE, FELL FROM A ROCK BOLDER AND BADLY INJURED HIS LEG. HE WAS RUSHED BACK TO THE FRIGATE AND GIVEN EMERGENCY TREATMENT.

    SINCE THE INJURY NEEDED EXPERT TREATMENT, A WIRELESS MESSAGE WAS SENT OUT TO THE BRITISH NAVAL BASE IN SINGAPORE FOR A HELICOPTER. WITHIN HALF-HOUR, A HELICOPTER ARRIVED AND THE INJURED MAN WAS HAULED UP AND RUSHED TO A SINGAPORE HOSPITAL FOR SURGERY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1CV6RW3L1W2ALIT231547R1LU
    Media URN:
    VLVA1CV6RW3L1W2ALIT231547R1LU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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