• Short Summary

    Nine people were missing following a spectacular collision on Saturday (2 June) between an American cargo ship and a Belgian oil tanker in New York Harbour.

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    1.
    TGV Ship on fire
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    2.
    GV & LV Smoke and flames (2 shots)
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    3.
    GV & TGV Fire fighters (4 shots)
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    4.
    SV Rescued seamen (3 shots)
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    5.
    MTV Injured man being looked after
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    6.
    SV Rescue boat docks
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    7.
    LV & GV Ships on fire (3 shots)
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    8.
    GV Fire fighting ship and jets of water
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    9.
    GV Day scenes - water pouring from ship
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    10.
    GV Fire boats still spraying ships
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    11.
    GV Separating damaged ships
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Nine people were missing following a spectacular collision on Saturday (2 June) between an American cargo ship and a Belgian oil tanker in New York Harbour.

    Thousands of people crowded both sides of the harbour as the burning ships locked together, drifted southwards. The collision occurred at the narrow mouth of the harbour, underneath the Verrazano Narrows Bridge -- one of the world's longest suspension bridges.

    The tanker, the Esso Brussels, was at anchor about a mile north of the bridge, loaded with 313,000 barrels of crude oil, when the cargo ship, the Sea Witch, collided into it.

    Shortly before the collision, the Sea Witch had sailed from New York with a cargo, described only as "Red Listed", meaning dangerous. Two Coast Guards Units, the Office of the Captain of the Port and the office of Marine Inspection, have launched investigations into the cause of the disaster. A board form the marine Inspection office will eventually make an official enquiry.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5LT0G2F1YY61QNNG875E6F4PN
    Media URN:
    VLVA5LT0G2F1YY61QNNG875E6F4PN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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