• Short Summary

    SHIPS OF SEVERAL NATIONS COVERGED TONIGHT (THURSDAY) ON THE SPOT WHERE THE WEST GERMAN SUBMARINE, "HAI" (SHARK) IS LYING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE NORTH SEA.

  • Description

    SHIPS OF SEVERAL NATIONS COVERGED TONIGHT (THURSDAY) ON THE SPOT WHERE THE WEST GERMAN SUBMARINE, "HAI" (SHARK) IS LYING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE NORTH SEA. ONE SURVIVOR WAS PICKED UP TODAY BY THE BRITISH TRAWLER, ST MARTIN, AND FIVE BODIES HAVE BEEN FOUND, IT'S HOPED THAT MORE MEN MAY BE STILL ALIVE INSIDE THE SUNKEN SUBMARINE.

    BUBBLES SEEN RISING TO THE SURFACE OF THE SEA WHERE THE HAI IS LYING HAVE RAISED HOPES THAT SOME OF THE CREW MAY BE STILL ALIVE. THE NEXT STAGE OF RESCUE WILL BE ATTEMPTS TO REACH THE SUBMARINE. THE UNITED STATES NAVY'S SUBMARINE RECOVERY SHIP, KITTYWAKE, IS ON ITS WAY WITH DIVING GEAR BUT IS NOT EXPECTED TO REACH THE SPOT UNTIL TOMORROW NIGHT.

    THE HAI'S SISTER SHIP, HECHT, WAS TODAY BEING TOWED BACK TO PORT. SHORTLY AFTER THE SINKING SHE'D DEVELOPED PROPELLER TROUBLE. AT FIRST IT WAS THOUGH THERE MIGHT HAVE BEEN A COLLISION, BUT GALE CONDITIONS HAD SEPARATED THE TWO SHIPS AND THEIR ESCORT, AND THE TWO INCIDENTS WERE UNRELATED.

    THE ONLY SURVIVOR SO FAR IS 23-YEAR-OLD PETER SILBERNAGEL, WHO WAS PICKED UP BY ST MARTIN, THE BRITISH TRAWLER, AFTER HE'D BEEN 13 HOURS IN THE WATER. A DANISH HELICOPTER TAKING PART IN THE SEARCH RETURNED TO ITS BASE AT ESBJERG, DENMARK, WITH A BODY SEEN FLOATING IN THE AREA OF THE SUBMARINE. LATER, FOUR MORE BODIES WERE RECOVERED BY A WEST GERMAN DESTROYER.

    THE HAI, A TRAINING SUBMARINE, WAS BASED AT NEUSTADT, AND WAS ON A GOODWILL TRIP TO ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND, WITH TWO OTHER SUBMARINES AND TWO SURFACE SHIPS. IT SANK PASSING OVER CLAY DEEPS, ON THE DOGGER BANK, IN A FIERCE GALE EARLY YESTERDAY WITH MORE THAN 20 MEN ON BOARD.

    TEN YEARS AGO THE 230-TON HAI ENTERED SERVICE AS WEST GERMANY'S FIRST SUBMARINE AFTER BEING RAISED FROM THE BED OF THE BALTIC, WHERE SHE'D LAIN FOR A DECADE AFTER BEING SCUTTLED AT THE END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR TO ESCAPE CAPTURE. SHE WAS SLIGHTLY ENLARGE IN RECONSTRUCTION AND, THREE YEARS AGO, WENT INTO SERVICE WITH NATO FORCES AS A TRAINING SUBMARINE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1QCPM6DN2J8H5F9J2ZEWRATI8
    Media URN:
    VLVA1QCPM6DN2J8H5F9J2ZEWRATI8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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