• Short Summary

    A 7,000-TON SHIP THAT RAN INTO THE HARBOUR PIER AT THE HOOK OF HOLLAND LAST YEAR, HAS HAD ANOTHER MISHAP.

  • Description

    A 7,000-TON SHIP THAT RAN INTO THE HARBOUR PIER AT THE HOOK OF HOLLAND LAST YEAR, HAS HAD ANOTHER MISHAP. THIS TIME IT IS ABLAZE IN AMSTERDAM HARBOUR.

    THE SHIP CARRYING A CARGO OF COPRA IS THE INDONESIAN FREIGHTER H.O.S. TJOKROAMINOTO. AFTER FIGHTING THE FIRE FOR SEVERAL HOURS TODAY (THURSDAY) THE BLAZE CONTINUED TO SPREAD AND FIREMEN FEARED THE SHIP MAY BECOME A TOTAL LOSS. BY MIDDAY THE SHIP HAD A LIST OF 40 DEGREES AND TWO THIRDS OF THE FREIGHTER WAS BLAZING.

    THREE TUGS CARRYING FIRE-FIGHT GEAR SPED FROM IJMUIDEN TO HELP WHILE SIX AMSTERDAM FIRE-BOATS, OTHER TUGS AND SEVERAL SHORE FIRE BRIGADES USED EVERY HOSE AVAILABLE AGAINST THE INFERNO.

    THE FIRE BROKE OUT IN NUMBER THREE HOLD. FIREMEN AND THE CREW UNSUCCESSFULLY TO BRING IT UNDER CONTROL WHILE TUGS TOWED THE SHIP IN DENSE FOG TO SHALLOW WATER WHERE SHE WAS GROUNDED.

    THE FIRE CREWS AND THE SHIP'S CREW OF 72 THEN HAD TO BE TAKEN OFF AS THE ENGULFED THE FORECASTLE AND HUGE CLOUDS OF SMOKE BILLOWED INTO THE AIR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4ZN47Q7SNIMQUDQAUBRHO6ND2
    Media URN:
    VLVA4ZN47Q7SNIMQUDQAUBRHO6ND2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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