• Short Summary

    TWO UNITED STATES NAVAL TANKERS SAILED FOR CUBA ON TUESDAY (12 FEBRUARY), FROM THE BASE AT NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, WITH FOUR MILLION GALLONS OF WATER FOR THE U.

  • Description

    TWO UNITED STATES NAVAL TANKERS SAILED FOR CUBA ON TUESDAY (12 FEBRUARY), FROM THE BASE AT NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, WITH FOUR MILLION GALLONS OF WATER FOR THE U.S. BASE AT GUANTANAMO.

    THE TANKERS TOOK ON THE FINAL GALLONS DURING A SNOWSTORM, AT BERTHS USUALLY OCCUPIED BY THE BIG AMERICAN SUPER AIRCRAFT CARRIERS. THE LARGER OF THE VESSELS -- THE TALLULAH -- CARRIED 3,400,000 GALLONS.

    SHIPMENT OF WATER BECAME NECESSARY WHEN DR. CASTRO CUT OFF SUPPLIES TO THE BASE FOLLOWING UNITED STATES SEIZURE OF CUBAN FISHERMEN WHO WERE FISHING WITHIN U.S. TERRITORIAL WATERS. WITH THE TANKERS THE UNITED STATES SAYS IT CAN MAINTAIN THE GUANTANAMO BASE INDEFINITELY WITHOUT CUBAN WATER, SO THE WATER SHUTTLE SERVICE LOOKS LIKE BECOMING A NORMAL PART OF OPERATIONS.

    (THE GUANTANAMO BASE USES JUST OVER TWO MILLION GALLONS OF WATER A DAY UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS, AND PAYS CUBA 14,000 DOLLARS (ABOUT GBP5,000) A MONTH FOR THE SUPPLY WHICH IS PUMPED FROM THE YATERAS RIVER.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1JBRU33KRFX88F1DLNQF5ZZBC
    Media URN:
    VLVA1JBRU33KRFX88F1DLNQF5ZZBC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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