• Short Summary

    AN UPTURNED RUSTY KEEL POKING ABOVE THE BLUE WATERS OF THE GULE OF AQUABA WAS ALL THAT REMAINED VISIBLE YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) FOLLOWING AN OVERNIGHT SABOTAGE ATTACK BY EGYPTIAN FROGMEN.

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    VARIOUS SHOTS OF SUNKEN SHIP POKING OUT OF WATER: FROGMEN DIVING AND INSPECTING DAMAGE.




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    Background: AN UPTURNED RUSTY KEEL POKING ABOVE THE BLUE WATERS OF THE GULE OF AQUABA WAS ALL THAT REMAINED VISIBLE YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) FOLLOWING AN OVERNIGHT SABOTAGE ATTACK BY EGYPTIAN FROGMEN. THE SUNKEN VESSEL IS AN AUXILIARY NAVAL VESSEL. ANOTHER SHIP WAS DAMAGED IN THE RAID
    THE EGYPTIANS SAID THEIR FROGMEN WERE AIRLIFTED INTO THE SINAI DESERT NEAR ELIAT ON THE NORTHERN TIP OF THE GULF OF AQABA THEY SWAM INTO THE HARBOUR WHERE THEY ATTACKED TWO VESSELS. THE EGYPTIANS CLAIMED ONE OF THEM WAS A 1.6000 TON HEAVY TANK CARRIER THE OTHER A 990 TON MILITARY TRANSPORT VESSEL. THE ISRAELIS SAID THE SHIPS WERE A 500 TON AUXILIARY NAVAL VESSEL WHICH SANK AND A LANDING CRAFT WHICH WAS BEACHED BEFORE IT COULD SINK.

    ISRAELI FROGMEN SPENT MUCH OF YESTERDAY DIVING INTO THE HARBOUR TO INSPECT THE DAMAGE.

    THERE WERE NO CASUALTIES IN THE EXPLOSIONS WHICH DEFENCE MINISTER MOSHE DAYAN LATER DESCRIBED AS A NORMAL ACTION AIMED AT MILITARY TARGETS.

    IN RETALIATION ISRAEL SAYS ITS AIRCRAFT ATTACKED AND SANK AN EGYPTIAN MINELAYER IN THE GULF OF SUEZ.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2E6NJUSSENNDWLBWYAR8VRL9R
    Media URN:
    VLVA2E6NJUSSENNDWLBWYAR8VRL9R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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