• Short Summary

    A BRITISH HOVERCRAFT, WHICH EARLIER THIS YEAR SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE 5,000 MILE (8,000 KM) TRANS AFRICAN EXPEDITION, ARRIVED IN THE IVORY COAST LAST WEEK-END TO UNDERGO A NEW TRIALS.

  • Description

    A BRITISH HOVERCRAFT, WHICH EARLIER THIS YEAR SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE 5,000 MILE (8,000 KM) TRANS AFRICAN EXPEDITION, ARRIVED IN THE IVORY COAST LAST WEEK-END TO UNDERGO A NEW TRIALS. IT WILL BE TESTED IN THE HEAVY ATLANTIC SURF ALONG THE COASTLINE NEAR ABIDJAN.

    IF THE CRAFT COPES SUCCESSFULLY WITH THE ATLANTIC ROLLERS, IT COULD LAD TO AN IMPORTANT ADVANCE IN SEA RESCUE TECHNIQUES. BUT FOR THE TIME BEING, THE BRITISH HOVERCRAFT CORPORATION, WHICH IS CONDUCTING THE TRIALS IN CONJUNCTION WITH BRITAIN'S MINISTRY OF TECHNOLOGY, IS NON-COMMITTAL ABOUT THE POSSIBLE OUTCOME.

    EARLIER THIS NORTH, THE WELL-TRIED SRN 6 HOVERCRAFT WAS TESTED AND DEMONSTRATED IN GHANA. IN JANUARY, IT COMPLETED THE HISTORIC EXPEDITION ACROSS EIGHT CENTRAL AND WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES SETTING UP A WORLD DISTANCE RECORD FOR HOVERCRAFT IN THE PROCESS.

    THE 10-TON CRAFT CARRIED A COMPLEMENT OF 20 CREW MEMBERS, SCIENTISTS AND JOURNALISTS DURING THE EXPEDITION, AND IT FREQUENTLY CROSSED UNEXPLORED REGIONS, DEMONSTRATING THE GREAT POTENTIAL OF THE HOVERCRAFT FOR HELPING TO DEVELOP AFRICA'S RESOURCES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA60NNXES3FME0O707D6S8VN1D6
    Media URN:
    VLVA60NNXES3FME0O707D6S8VN1D6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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