• Short Summary

    ALL 587 PASSENGERS HAVE NOW BEEN SAFELY TAKEN OFF THE DANISH CAR FERRY +WINSTON CHURCHILL+ WHICH RAN AGROUND LAST NIGHT AUG 26.

  • Description

    ALL 587 PASSENGERS HAVE NOW BEEN SAFELY TAKEN OFF THE DANISH CAR FERRY +WINSTON CHURCHILL+ WHICH RAN AGROUND LAST NIGHT AUG 26. HEAVY SEAS OFF THE SWEDISH COAST. A LARGE-SCALE RESCUE OPERATION WAS LAUNCHED THIS MORNING (AUG 27) AND ALL THE PASSENGERS AS WELL AS MOST OF THE 100 CREW WERE TAKEN OFF BY HELICOPTER OR SMALL BOATS. VINGA IS A SMALL LIGHTHOUSE ISLAND TWELVE MILES OUTSIDE GOTHENBURG IN SOUTH WEST SWEDEN : THE FERRY RAN AGROUND DURING A VOYAGE FROM GOTHENBURG TO NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND, WHEN IT RAN INTO WINDS GUSTING UP TO 65 KILOMETRES (40 MILES) AN HOUR AND WAS FORCED ONTO VINGA, TEARING A 1.5 METRE (FIVE FEET) WIDE HOLE IN ITS STERN.

    THE ONLY INJURY WAS SUFFERED BY AN ELDERLY LADY WHO SLIPPED ON THE WET DECK AND BROKE A LEG

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6B3WI41TUKL7MP55EUYXUMCYS
    Media URN:
    VLVA6B3WI41TUKL7MP55EUYXUMCYS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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