The Soviet ship Prolovo, 2,000 tons, entered the port of La Goulette, Tunisia, on the morning of February 17th, 1958.
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Background: The Soviet ship Prolovo, 2,000 tons, entered the port of La Goulette, Tunisia, on the morning of February 17th, 1958. carrying supplies for the Algerian refugees.
In the afternoon, under a radiant sun, unloading commenced, and the Secretary General of the Red Cross arrived to receive the shipment on behalf of the Tunisian authorities.
The cargo included 28-tons of medical supplies, cotton, milk, sugar, rice, clothing....donated by the Russian Red Cross organisation.
As a mark of gratitude, the dockers gave their services free in the unloading of the vessel.