• Short Summary

    The 17,600-ten Australian Navy fleet oiler ship 'Supply' sailed out of Garden Island Naval dockyards near Sydney an Monday (25 June) for the French Nuclear Test Site in the Pacific Ocean.

  • Description

    The 17,600-ten Australian Navy fleet oiler ship 'Supply' sailed out of Garden Island Naval dockyards near Sydney an Monday (25 June) for the French Nuclear Test Site in the Pacific Ocean.

    The 'Supply' and her crew of 210 will support the New Zealand frigate OTAGO in the general test area near the Mururea Atoll, but neither ship will enter the test zone declared by the French Government.

    Three of SUPPLY'S crew were exempted from the cruise for reasons described as personal and political. Another ten were allowed to stay behind on compassionate grounds.

    Australia's Prime Minister, Mr. Gough Whitlam, said in the Federal Australian Capital of Canberra on Saturday (23 June) that neither ship would seek a confrontation with French armed forces in the test area. He said that the Supply would remain outside the prescribed test zone.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA55FGNH43LYLG6DEQL6E2LAWL1
    Media URN:
    VLVA55FGNH43LYLG6DEQL6E2LAWL1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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