• Short Summary

    THE HUGE AMERICAN PORT COMPLEX AT SATTAHIP, SOUTH-EAST OF BANGKOK, IS NEARING COMPLETION. THE PORT?

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    SATTAHIP COMPLEX; AMERICAN AND THAI ENGINEERS AT WORK; U-TAPAO AIRBASE, WITH B-52 BOMBERS AND JET TANKERS.




    Initials JBC/V/JH/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE HUGE AMERICAN PORT COMPLEX AT SATTAHIP, SOUTH-EAST OF BANGKOK, IS NEARING COMPLETION. THE PORT WILL PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE VIETNAM CONFLICT, WHICH AMERICA RECENTLY ADMITTED IT WAS PURSUING FROM BASES IN THAILAND.

    THE PORT IS BEING BUILT AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF 40 MILLION DOLLARS (GBP14 MILLION STERLING), AND WHEN FINISHED WILL HAVE PIPELINE AND OIL STORAGE FACILITIES.

    NEARBY, AT TWO PIERS, AMERICAN AND THAI TROOPS DAILY UNLOAD AMMUNITION AND FUEL ARRIVING FOR STORAGE. ONE OF THE PIERS STANDS ON TALL STRUCTURES WHICH CAN BE RAISED OR LOWERED ACCORDING TO THE TIDE. IN TIMES OF DANGER, THE PIER CAN BE LIFTED AND TOWED TO SAFETY IN A MATTER OF HOURS.

    THE U-TAPAO AIRBASE IS SERVICED FROM THE PORT. U-TAPAO IS THE AIRFIELD WHICH RECENTLY RECEIVED THE FIRST OF SEVERAL B-52 BOMBERS FOR USE IN STRIKES OVER VIETNAM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA49347QZ15FD55R73TVQ4DGL1E
    Media URN:
    VLVA49347QZ15FD55R73TVQ4DGL1E
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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