• Short Summary

    THE "KRANJI", A CARGO SHIP FROM SINGAPORE, SANK ON FRIDAY WHILE BERTHING AT KUCHING, THE CAPITAL OF MALAYSIAN SARAWAK.

  • Description

    THE "KRANJI", A CARGO SHIP FROM SINGAPORE, SANK ON FRIDAY WHILE BERTHING AT KUCHING, THE CAPITAL OF MALAYSIAN SARAWAK.THE VESSEL - WITH 400 TONS OF CARGO ON BOARD - HAD ONLY BEEN BERTHED FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES WHEN SHE KEELED OVER.THERE WERE NO CASUALTIES.

    THE 400-TON TRADING VESSEL, VALUED AT 1 MILLION MALAYSIAN DOLLARS (ABOUT GBP100,000 STERLING), KEELED OVER ON THE STARBOARD SIDE WHEN HER CARGO OF APPLES, TRANSISTOR RADIOS AND FOODSTUFFS BEGAN SHIFTING.THE 20-MAN CREW OF MALAYS AND CHINESE TRIED TO SAVE THE VESSEL, BUT TO NO AVAIL.

    EFFORTS WERE BEING MADE BY PORT AUTHORITIES TO SALVAGE THE KRANJI'S GENERAL CARGO.A SALVAGE TEAM FROM SINGAPORE IS EXPECTED TO REFLOAT HER - A TASK THAT WILL TAKE ABOUT THREE MONTHS.MEANWHILE, THE VESSEL IS TAKING UP VALUABLE WHARF SPACE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4PFCPNYNE5L3QHHTBNDNI74ZG
    Media URN:
    VLVA4PFCPNYNE5L3QHHTBNDNI74ZG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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