• Short Summary

    A spheroid pressure tank no fewer than 35 ft (10.67 metres) in diameter and weighing about 60 tons, was towed with difficulty and skill from Amsterdam along Holland's North Sea Canal to the port of Ijmuiden yesterday and then down the North Sea to Rotterdam.

  • Description

    1.
    Comprehensive shot of the tank in the North Sea Canal.


    2.
    Tank being towed past the entrance to the tunnel which takes the trunk road to North Holland under the Canal.


    3.
    Another shot of the tank in the Canal.


    4.
    The tug and the tank entering the lock connecting the Canal with the sea at Ijmuiden.


    5.
    c.u. of the tank.


    6.
    Spectators watching operations in the lock (2 shots).


    7.
    Two shots of the tug.


    8.
    c.u. of the tank at sea.


    9.
    Pan from the tug to the tank at sea (2 shots).


    10.
    Steersman of the tug.


    11.
    The tank under tow at sea.




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    Background: A spheroid pressure tank no fewer than 35 ft (10.67 metres) in diameter and weighing about 60 tons, was towed with difficulty and skill from Amsterdam along Holland's North Sea Canal to the port of Ijmuiden yesterday and then down the North Sea to Rotterdam. The tank is to be used in the Shell Nederland Chemische Fabrieken artificial rubber plant at Pernis, near Rotterdam and three more big tanks like it are being manufactured in Amsterdam to follow it to Pernis.

    Many people gathered on the Canal banks to see this unusual "tow" and all concerned with the towing hoped yard for calm weather on the North Sea stretch of the journey.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1OZ60YGSMNV9O3CXPANY2DCC8
    Media URN:
    VLVA1OZ60YGSMNV9O3CXPANY2DCC8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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