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    MADAME ANTOINETTE MOBUTU, WIFE OF THE CONGO-KINSHASA'S HEAD OF STATE, YESTERDAY RENAMED A 260FT (85 METRES) RIVER BOAT THE "PRESIDENT MOBUTU".

  • Description

    MADAME ANTOINETTE MOBUTU, WIFE OF THE CONGO-KINSHASA'S HEAD OF STATE, YESTERDAY RENAMED A 260FT (85 METRES) RIVER BOAT THE "PRESIDENT MOBUTU". LATER, THE PRESIDENT AND 200 GUESTS MADE A TWO-HOUR TRIP IN THE VESSEL TO MARK THE OCCASION.

    THE BOAT, FORMERLY THE "GENERAL OLSEN", HAD BEEN RE-EQUIPPED AND NOW CONTAINS A PRESIDENTIAL SUITE AND 28 PASSENGER CABINS. ON DECK THERE IS A HELICOPTER LANDING PLATFORM.

    MADAME MOBUTU PERFORMED THE RENAMING CEREMONY WITH THE TRADITIONAL BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE. THEN THE GUESTS WENT ABOARD AND THE VESSEL, WITH ITS ALL-CONGOLESE CREW, SET SAIL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5MBP9OOEP7T4B871DFVRJBL6I
    Media URN:
    VLVA5MBP9OOEP7T4B871DFVRJBL6I
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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