• Short Summary

    HONG KONG HARBOUR -- ONE OF THE BUSIEST IN THE WORLD -- IS CONSTANTLY WATCHED OVER AND PATROLLED BY THE COLONY'S MARINE POLICE FORCE -- NOW ALMOST 100 YEARS OLD.

  • Description

    HONG KONG HARBOUR -- ONE OF THE BUSIEST IN THE WORLD -- IS CONSTANTLY WATCHED OVER AND PATROLLED BY THE COLONY'S MARINE POLICE FORCE -- NOW ALMOST 100 YEARS OLD.

    THE HARBOUR IS "ALIVE" 24 HOURS A DAY, A RIOT OF MOVEMENT AND COLOUR. MORE THAN 200,000 PEOPLE LIVE ON THE WATER THERE ALL THEIR LIVES, IN SAMPANS TIED UP IN HUGE ARMADAS TUCKED AWAY IN THE DAYS.

    THEN THERE'S THE BIG TRAFFIC -- SOMETHING LIKE 40 TO 50 FREIGHTERS ARRIVING EACH DAY -- MANY FROM THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA WITH CARGOES OF THOUSANDS OF TONS OF FOOD.

    THROUGH ALL THIS TRAFFIC WORK THE MARINE POLICE -- ON WATCH AROUND THE CLOCK. BUT DESPITE THE INTENSIVE SHIPPING THEY SAY THERE'S VERY LITTLE ILLEGAL TRAFFIC. PILFERING IS LOW COMPARED TO LEVELS AT OTHER MAJOR INTERNATIONAL PORTS. SENIOR INSPECTOR NOEL FRAMPTON WAS ASKED WHAT HIS PATROLS REALLY SEARCHED FOR:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2LZAXAWS0YO0KI7B2Q1HXI5L0
    Media URN:
    VLVA2LZAXAWS0YO0KI7B2Q1HXI5L0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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