• Short Summary

    A TOTAL OF 17 UNITED STATES COAST GUARD CUTTERS HAVE NOW BEEN HANDED OVER TO THE SOUTH VIETNAM NAVY FOR PATROLLING SOUTH VIETNAMESE WATERS TO PREVENT THE SHIPMENT OF SUPPLIES, ARMS AND AMMUNITION TO THE VIETCONG.

  • Description

    A TOTAL OF 17 UNITED STATES COAST GUARD CUTTERS HAVE NOW BEEN HANDED OVER TO THE SOUTH VIETNAM NAVY FOR PATROLLING SOUTH VIETNAMESE WATERS TO PREVENT THE SHIPMENT OF SUPPLIES, ARMS AND AMMUNITION TO THE VIETCONG. THE CUTTERS, EIGHT STATIONED AT DA NANG AND NINE AT PHU QUOC ISLAND, PATROL FROM THE 17TH PARALLEL TO THE GULF OF THAILAND, CHECKING ALL SHIPPING ON THE WAY.

    THE CUTTERS WHICH ARE ASSISTING THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE JUNK FLEET AND UNITED STATES DESTROYERS IN EFFORTS TO DISRUPT THE SEA-BORNE SUPPLY LINES TO THE VIETCONG, BRISTLE WITH GUNS AND RADAR. THEY WILL ALSO BE USED FOR RESCUE AND SUPPLY MISSIONS IF NECESSARY.

    EACH OF THE CUTTERS CARRIES A CREW OF TWO OFFICERS AND TEN MEN. A SOUTH VIETNAMESE NAVAL OFFICER IS AT PRESENT ASSIGNED TO EACH. THE SEA ROUTE IS BELIEVED TO BE THE MAIN SOURCE OF SUPPLY FOR THE VIETCONG, AND IT'S BELIEVED THAT AS THE FIGHTING INCREASES THIS SUPPLY ROUTE BECOMES OF GREAT MILITARY IMPORTANCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA41W5L07TA0HE46PERVDEZJAV4
    Media URN:
    VLVA41W5L07TA0HE46PERVDEZJAV4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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