• Short Summary

    Eight hundred miles northeast of the Newfoundland coast, in the north Atlantic Ocean, a disabled 3,700-ton Soviet submarine was on Thursday (2 March) battling high seas after several attempts to take it in two had failed.

  • Description

    Eight hundred miles northeast of the Newfoundland coast, in the north Atlantic Ocean, a disabled 3,700-ton Soviet submarine was on Thursday (2 March) battling high seas after several attempts to take it in two had failed. The nuclear-powered missile-firing submarine was being battered by gale-whipped 200 foot seas, but was being closely watched by a fleet of nine Soviet vessels....one of them a large Kresta Class Cruiser, and another a tug. A United States Coast Guard cutter, Boutwell, is standing by in the area to provide any assistance which may be required, as well as to keep a close watch on proceedings. The "Hotel" class submarine normally has a complement of 90 men, but it's not known if any have been taken off. A watch is being kept on the vessels by NATO aircraft at periodic intervals.

    This coverage, made available by the Canadian Broadcasting Company, was filmed by Officer Tom Galley....a crew-member of a Canadian Coastguard aircraft which has been flying observation missions from its base in Novia Scotia.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5UOVRKVNG7L3VFVZ3RZ60MH6K
    Media URN:
    VLVA5UOVRKVNG7L3VFVZ3RZ60MH6K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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