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CK PRESENTER LEFT F.F. (TANKER) Good evening: So far, there's been no word from salvage experts who were flown out to the two stricken tankers, the VEN OIL and the VEN PET, which collided off the Cape coast yesterday morning.
The experts are expected to start preliminary investigations into damage sustained in the collision sometime tonight.
FULL MAP (CAPE COAST) This evening, the two super tankers were still be towed further out to sea, to minimise dangers of serious pollution.
Eighty-two crew members were rescued from the fiercely burning vessels yesterday, but two -- the VEN OIL's fire officer and second cook -- are still missing. Port authorities say they presumably drowned or else were burnt to death.
CK PRESENTER LEFT F.F. (TANKER) This morning, CHARL PAUW flew over the two crippled tankers and ??? this report ....
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CK PRESENTER LEFT F.F. (TANKER) For the insurance group, Lloyd's of London, the tanker disaster could have meant the biggest maritime insurance claim of all time. The VEN OIL and the VEN PET are insured for about 24-million rand each, while the Ven Oil's cargo of crude oil is worth at least 26-million.
Should the Ven Oil have sunk, the total loss in respect of the vessel would have been 50-million rand. And if both tankers had foundered, claims totalling 75-million could have arisen.
CK PRESENTER LEFT F.F. (TANKER) Top salvage experts from South Africa and overseas are currently involved in delicate negotiations over the two tankers -- and the huge claims arising rom the disaster.
The chief of the American Bureau of Shipping, Mr. HARRY MILLARD -- who also represents the tankers' owners -- was airlifted to the VEN OIL this afternoon.....
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??? left ??? ff: ship: The pollution threat to the southern Cape coast diminished today, and Port Elizabeth's harbour authorities are confident that the slick originating from the crippled VEN OIL will be dispersed before it can do any damage.
Film (32") Poss: Background Hay Sof: Early this morning, the first batch of survivors arrived in Table Bay aboard the vessel, JET FORREST. The crew members, all from the Ven Oil, were transported to SOMERSET Hospital in Cape Town by helicopter.
Soon afterwards, another vessel -- the CLAN MacKENZIE, arrived in Table Bay with 38 crew members from the second tanker, the Ven Pet. Hospital authorities said this evening that only three men from both tankers had been admitted. Two are suffering from burns, while the third has an eye injury.
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