• Short Summary

    THE NORTHERN BALTIC SEA BETWEEN SWEDEN AND FINLAND LOOKED LIKE THE ARCTIC MAINLAND YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AS THE SEA FROZE AND WALLS OF ICE TOWERED 40 FEET (12 METRES) HIGH.

  • Description

    THE NORTHERN BALTIC SEA BETWEEN SWEDEN AND FINLAND LOOKED LIKE THE ARCTIC MAINLAND YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AS THE SEA FROZE AND WALLS OF ICE TOWERED 40 FEET (12 METRES) HIGH. SHIPS LOCKED IN THE CREEPING ICE FLOWS HAD TO BE RESCUED BY ICEBREAKERS.

    THREE FERRIES CARRYING NEARLY 700 PASSENGERS WERE HEMMED IN BY MASSIVE WALLS OF ICE OUTSIDE STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN). ICEBREAKERS CRUSHED THEIR WAY THROUGH THE ICE TO FREE THEM TO ARRIVE IN STOCKHOLM 30 HOURS LATE. SHIPPING COMPANIES IMMEDIATELY CANCELLED FURTHER SAILINGS FOR FINLAND.

    THE COASTGUARD AUTHORITY SAID TODAY THAT CONDITIONS WERE SUCH THAT IT WAS NO LONGER MERELY A QUESTION OF THE FROZEN SEA DAMAGING SHIPS' PROPELLORS. THE RISK OF CAPSIZING WAS ALSO GREAT BECAUSE OF ICE FORMING ON THE DECKS AND MASTS.

    THE WINTER, THE WORST SINCE 1941, HAD BROUGHT CHAOS TO ROAD AND RAIL TRAFFIC ON MAINLAND SWEDEN AS WELL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1DGJ6NT6K82S28DX3VX2TCTLL
    Media URN:
    VLVA1DGJ6NT6K82S28DX3VX2TCTLL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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