• Short Summary

    A FIRE ROARED THROUGH THE FORWARD SECTION OF THE FOUR THOUSAND TON LIBERIAN REFRIGERATOR SHIP ARCTIC REEFER AS IT LAY MOORED IN THE HARBOUR OF MOBILE, ALABAMA.

  • Description

    A FIRE ROARED THROUGH THE FORWARD SECTION OF THE FOUR THOUSAND TON LIBERIAN REFRIGERATOR SHIP ARCTIC REEFER AS IT LAY MOORED IN THE HARBOUR OF MOBILE, ALABAMA.

    FIREMEN FEARED THE SHIP MIGHT EXPLODE AS THE FIRE THREATENED FIVE HUNDRED GALLONS OF FUEL, CHEMICALS AND PRESSURISED AIR TANKS.

    THE COAST GUARD BLOCKED THE ENTRANCE TO THE HARBOUR DURING THE FIRE TO WARN OTHER VESSELS TO KEEP CLEAR.

    AT ONE STAGE THE BURNING VESSEL, ALREADY LISTING BADLY, ROLLED FURTHER OVER, CRUSHING PART OF THE DOCK AND HAMPERING THE WORK OF FIREFIGHTERS.

    THE FIRE APPEARED TO BE CONFINED TO THE TWO FORWARD HOLDS OF THE ARCTIC REEFER, AND WAS BURNING IN CORK INSULATION.

    THE SHIP HAD BEEN IN DRY DOCK AND WAS NEARLY READY TO RETURN TO SEA.NO ESTIMATE OF THE FIRE DAMAGE HAS YET BEEN MADE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3WRSMFQJ3FPQPIUSZQTO0G3L9
    Media URN:
    VLVA3WRSMFQJ3FPQPIUSZQTO0G3L9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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