• Short Summary

    THE AIR AND SEA SEARCH FOR THE MISSING ISRAEL SUBMARINE DAKAR CONTINUES, BUT HOPES FOR ITS SAFETY ARE BEGINNING TO FADE SINCE IT FAILED TO APPEAR TODAY (SUNDAY).

  • Description

    THE AIR AND SEA SEARCH FOR THE MISSING ISRAEL SUBMARINE DAKAR CONTINUES, BUT HOPES FOR ITS SAFETY ARE BEGINNING TO FADE SINCE IT FAILED TO APPEAR TODAY (SUNDAY). IT IS THOUGHT THAT HAD THE RADIO FAILED, THE SUBMARINE WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO REACH ISRAELI SHORES TODAY BUT NO SIGHTING HAS BEEN REPORTED.

    THE DAKAR, WITH A 69-MAN CREW, WAS LAST REPORTED ABOUT 250 MILES (400 KMS) FROM THE ISRAELI COAST, BETWEEN CYPRUS AND EGYPT WHERE THE WATER IS 6,000 FEET (1829 METRES) DEEP. IF THE DAKAR WERE TO SINK IN THIS DEPTH OF WATER IT WOULD BE CRUSHED BY THE PRESSURE.

    THE DAKAR WAS FORMERLY A BRITISH "T" CLASS SUBMARINE, AT WHICH TIME IT WAS FITTED WITH OXYGEN GENERATING EQUIPMENT AND CARBON DIOXIDE PURIFICATION GEAR. THIS EQUIPMENT WOULD BE ABLE TO KEEP THE CREW ALIVE FOR SOME DAYS, SO THERE IS STILL A LITTLE HOPE THAT SUBMARINE MAY BE FOUND.

    (THERE IS STILL NO TRACE OF THE FRENCH SUBMARINE, MINERVE, REPORTED MISSING OFF TOULON SINCE YESTERDAY. A FULL SCALE SEARCH TODAY FOUND SEVERAL PATCHES OF OIL, BUT THEY WERE JUDGED TOO NUMEROUS TO GIVE ANY INDICATION OF THE SUBMARINE'S WHEREABOUTS. THE MINERVE CARRIES A 52 MAN CREW.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5ZESPDCWNQZ31XRH4X7IUSP9Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA5ZESPDCWNQZ31XRH4X7IUSP9Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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