• Short Summary

    BRITISH NAVAL SHIPS TAKEN OUT OF RESERVE IN SINGAPORE HAVE BEGUN PATROLLING THE RIVERS OF SARAWAK TO PREVENT THE INFILTRATION OF ARMS AND MEN INTO MALAYSIA.

  • Description

    BRITISH NAVAL SHIPS TAKEN OUT OF RESERVE IN SINGAPORE HAVE BEGUN PATROLLING THE RIVERS OF SARAWAK TO PREVENT THE INFILTRATION OF ARMS AND MEN INTO MALAYSIA. THEY INTERCEPT FISHING AND PASSENGER BOATS AND CHECK THE IDENTITY PAPERS OF THE OCCUPANTS, AS WELL AS THE CONTENTS OF THE BOATS, BEFORE ALLOWING THEM TO PROCEED.

    THE BRITISH SHIPS TAKEN OUT OF RESERVE WERE COMMISSIONED IN SINGAPORE JUST UNDER THREE WEEKS AGO. THEY ARE MANNED BY 180 SAILORS AND THEIR OFFICERS ESPECIALLY FLOWN OUT FROM BRITAIN. THE SIX SMALL SHIPS ARE EQUIPPED WITH 40 M.M. GUNS AND LIGHT MACHINE GUNS ARE CAPABLE OF SPEEDS UP TO 17 KNOTS.

    THE BRITISH SHIPS ARE ASSISTING OTHER BRITISH, MALAYSIAN AND AUSTRALIAN SHIPS PATROLLING MALAYSIAN WATERS. THE AUSTRALIAN SHIPS INCLUDE A MINESWEEPER, IBIS. AUSTRALIA, WHICH IS STEPPING UP ITS MILITARY AID TO MALAYSIA, WILL BE SENDING MORE SHIPS FOR PATROL DUTY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5FEC28PCYZGSP9IEJP016OYQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5FEC28PCYZGSP9IEJP016OYQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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