• Short Summary

    The Danish freighter vessel 'Inge Toft' 'under arrest' by the Egyptian Government was filmed by VISNEWS, June 19, at Port Said.

  • Description

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    GV. Port Said Port.
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    2.
    GV. "Inge Toft".
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    3.
    CU. Name on side of ship PAN up to bridge.
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    4.
    ANNEE SHOT.Men on deck.
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    LV. Stern flag.
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    SIDE V. Name on ship.
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    BACK V. Ship's stern.
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    SIDE V. Ship's bridge.
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    Initials S-D/JH/CW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Danish freighter vessel 'Inge Toft' 'under arrest' by the Egyptian Government was filmed by VISNEWS, June 19, at Port Said. Since May 21 the ship has been detained for carrying an Israeli cargo in the Suez Canal.

    'Inge Toft' skipper has been ordered to stay where he is and not to unload any more of his 5,000 tons of cement, destined for Far East markets. The Egyptian authorities have stated that once 'Inge Toft' discharges its cargo it will be free to go, until such time the vessel will be held at Port Said, "even if the vessel has to stay 10 years" said UAR newspaper Al Ahram.

    Since the take-over one Suez by Nasser in 1956 vessels carrying Israeli cargo have been stopped from using the canal. Egypt's reason for this is that she is still at war with Israel, she claims that the 1949 armistice did not end hostilities.

    So the 'Inge Toft' waits and waits.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA53COQ7B239K4R5J4LAMS4Z30J
    Media URN:
    VLVA53COQ7B239K4R5J4LAMS4Z30J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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