• Short Summary

    STUCK HARD AND FAST OFF THE FRENCH COAST - THE SPANISH FREIGHTER THE NANO.SHE WAS?

  • Description

    STUCK HARD AND FAST OFF THE FRENCH COAST - THE SPANISH FREIGHTER THE NANO.SHE WAS BLOWN AGROUND LAST WEEK AND SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO PULL HER FREE HAVE BEEN IN VAIN.

    THE NANO, 4,500 TONS AND BUILT IN 1918, OPERATES FROM BARCELONA.AFTER UNLOADING A CARGO OF PHOSPHATE AT TONNAY CHARENTE, IN THE CHARENTE-MARITIME, SHE SAILED TO FERROL, SPAIN.

    BUT NOSING OUT OF THE RIVER CHARENTE INTO THE BAY OF BISCAY A FORCE 9 GALE BLOWING FROM THE SOUTH BLEW THE EMPTY FREIGHTS NORTHWARDS.

    CAPTAIN LORENZO LASO HURRIEDLY DROPPED TWO ANCHORS, BUT THESE WERE RIPPED OFF AND THE SHIP DRIFTED HELPLESSLY UNTIL SHE BEACHED ON THE ILE DE RE, A NOTORIOUS 'GRAVEYARD' FOR SHIPPING.ATTEMPTS TO SHIFT THE NANO HAVE BEEN ABANDONED UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH, THE HIGH-TIDE PERIOD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3T7LSM1W0XNC0V0ICWJB0QILO
    Media URN:
    VLVA3T7LSM1W0XNC0V0ICWJB0QILO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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