• Short Summary

    2,000 tons of Wing Peng from Panama visits Phnom Penh four times. She brought rice?

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    Roll 1 thru 3

    Fully loaded track leave pier

    Chinese engineer repairs ship engine at engine room

    Various shots of the above scene

    Radio officer contact with hongkong and makes record into logbook

    Navigator checks map and circulates and writes down into logbook

    Senior Chinese crews take lunch at dinning room

    Panning chirpy to and begs around important part of the ship

    Scare of exploded shrapnel CU

    A crew checks send bags around engine room and passes by

    life boat on the deck

    Senior crews show parts of insurgents' shelling with background of send bags

    Wide ??? thru cabin window by zooming

    Winch with winch operator working

    Winch pilot works by gesture

    GV unloading rice bags from hatch to trucks

    Shot of front part of the ship with the name of the ship "Wing Peng"

    Wide view of ship's rear part with flag, Wing Peng/Panama with foreground of rope

    GV and CU's crew watch the unloading scene from high deck

    Lifting rice bags with foreground of witch machine running

    Pulley with background of masters

    A truck moves into pier for loading rice bags

    A few shots of Mekong river scene with vessels

    Steering room with radar surrounded by sand bags


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    Background: 2,000 tons of Wing Peng from Panama visits Phnom Penh four times. She brought rice bags from Bangkok to Phnom Penh for feeding chronically starved 2 million P. Penh people. 90 meter long and 11 Knot speed Wing Peng has 31 crews. Out of 31 crews, Captain, navigator, radio officer and engineer are from Hongkong and the other 27 crews are Cambodian nationals. 28 years old Japanese built Wing Peng were attacked by Khmer insurgents for three times but there were almost no damages. Steering room and engine room are firmly protected by sandbags. Captain receives 4,000 HK$, Navigator 1,800 HK$, radio officer 2,000 engineer 3,400 HK$ with 50 % of danger bonus during they travel danger zone (from S. Vietnam to P. Penh) If they travel danger zone for 15 days, captain receives 6,000 HK$ monthly (monthly salary 4,000 plus 50 % of danger bonus 2,000 HK$). The crews visit dancing hall or Chinese restaurant during their off duty hours. Khmer nationals crews receive 300-400 HK$.

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