• Short Summary

    The new hostilities in the Middle East have forced a number of ships to seek shelter at Famagusta in eastern Cyprus.

  • Description

    The new hostilities in the Middle East have forced a number of ships to seek shelter at Famagusta in eastern Cyprus. Some are moored in the harbour itself, others are anchored just outside.

    Most of the vessels were destined for ports in the Middle East. Among them is the Apollonia, which is full of Israeli passengers. They are staying on board and waiting for the war to end.

    Another vessel docked at Famagusta is the Romantica, which arrived after dark on Monday (8 October). She had been released that day by the Syrians. They had detained her on Saturday for allegedly entering a prohibited area. The passengers and crew said Syrian torpedo boats had fired warning shots before intercepting the Greek vessel, which was then escorted to the port of Tartus.

    The Romantica was carrying two-hundred-and-seven United States nations and about a-hundred other passengers on a cruise which was to call at the places visited by St. Paul on his evangelical missions. The crew was mostly Greek.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA53IWSE20YBP9DQK2W4YZDYD05
    Media URN:
    VLVA53IWSE20YBP9DQK2W4YZDYD05
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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