• Short Summary

    SINCE THE SIX-DAY WAR IN JUNE 1967 ISRAEL'S FORCES HAVE PATROLLED COASTLINE INCREASED FOUR-FOLD - CREATING A GREATER DEFENSIVE ROLE FOR THE COUNTRY'S NAVAL FORCE.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN BOATS IN HARBOUR (2 SHOTS)
    0.11

    2.
    CU SAILOR TILT UP TO GUN
    0.16

    3.
    MV MEN ON COAST GUARD
    0.19

    4.
    CU SAILOR
    0.22

    5.
    MV GUN
    0.27

    6.
    MV INT. BRIDGE
    0.32

    7.
    MV FROM BEHIND GUN
    0.40

    8.
    MV RADAR SCANNER AND CU SCREEN
    0.48

    9.
    CU SAILOR
    0.51

    10.
    GV FROM BRIDGE GV STERN
    0.54


    BOATS IN ASHDOD; HARBOUR; SAILORS; GUN BOAT; RADAR AND SCREEN; BOAT BRIDGE.




    Initials AF/VS/AH/PC



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    Background: SINCE THE SIX-DAY WAR IN JUNE 1967 ISRAEL'S FORCES HAVE PATROLLED COASTLINE INCREASED FOUR-FOLD - CREATING A GREATER DEFENSIVE ROLE FOR THE COUNTRY'S NAVAL FORCE.

    ON THE MEDITERRANEAN COAST NAVAL PATROLS ARE GUARDING THE SEA-LANES TO THE LARGE COMMERCIAL PORT OF ASHDOD AND THE NEIGHBOURING PORT OF ASHQELON, WHERE ISRAEL'S NEW PIPELINE TERMINATES.

    ISRAELI GUNBOATS IN ASHDOD HARBOUR PASS BY NUMEROUS COMMERCIAL VESSELS LOADING FOR EXPORT OVERSEAS. ASHDOD IS ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S LARGEST SEAPORTS FOR THE EXPORT OF MINERALS, FERTILIZERS AND CITRUS.

    TO THE SOUTH LIES ASHQELON, WHERE OIL FROM THE NEW TRANS-ISRAEL PIPELINE IS STORED. THE 163-MILE (250 KMS) PIPELINE ORIGINATES AT THE RED SEA PORT OF ELIAT.

    ISRAELI AUTHORITIES BUILT THE PIPELINE TO BY-PASS THE SUEZ CANAL AND TURN ISRAEL INTO AN OIL LINK BETWEEN THE WELLS OF ASIA AND THE MAJOR MARKETS OF WESTERN EUROPE.

    WITH VITAL ISRAELI ECONOMIC INTERESTS AT STAKE, THE COUNTRY'S NAVY IS KEEPING A CLOSE WATCH ON THE SEAS.

    SYNOPSIS: ASHDOD HARBOUR - A MAJOR ISRAELI MEDITERRANEAN PORT FOR THE EXPORT OF MINERALS, FERTILIZERS AND CITRUS. FOR ISRAEL'S NAVY, THE TASK OF GUARDING ASHDOD AND A NUMBER OF OTHER IMPORTANT SUPPORTERS.

    SINCE THE SIX-DAY WAR OF JUNE, 1967, ISRAEL'S NAVY HAS PATROLLED A COASTLINE INCREASED FOUR-FOLD - CREATING A GREATER DEFENSIVE ROLE FOR THE COUNTRY'S GUNBOATS. TO THE SOUTH OF ASHDOD LIES ASHQELON, WHERE ISRAEL'S NEW PIPELINE TERMINATES. THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT BUILT THE PIPELINE TO BY-PASS THE SUEZ CANAL AND TURN THE COUNTRY INTO AN OIL LINK BETWEEN THE WELLS OF ASIA AND THE MARKETS OF WESTERN EUROPE. WITH VITAL ISRAELI ECONOMIC INTERESTS AT STAKE, THE COUNTRY'S NAVY IS KEEPING A CLOSE WATCH ON THE SEAS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4GF5TLW5TQ98EBV84DAQEJNIE
    Media URN:
    VLVA4GF5TLW5TQ98EBV84DAQEJNIE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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