• Short Summary

    Several attempts to free a giant Japanese iron ore carrier which has run aground off the coast of Australia have failed.

  • Description

    Several attempts to free a giant Japanese iron ore carrier which has run aground off the coast of Australia have failed. The tanker grounded off western Australia on Saturday (9 July) and its size has caused port authorities problems in trying to find ways of moving it.

    SYNOPSIS: One of the latest ideas involves the use of seven boats and a dredge. If an expected spring tide arises at the end of this week, work could begin to free the vessel. It's loaded with 100,000 tonnes of iron ore and was on its way out of Dampier Port through the departure channel when it van around.

    A pilot boat had left the ship and it's thought to have gone on the wrong side of a navigation beacon. None of the Japanese crew was injured and divers who inspected the hull reported no structural damage. The ship's left side and bow are firmly trapped and several attempts to free the enormous vessel with tugs have failed.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6C39P7LQHVSO8ABC5Q95RX4QH
    Media URN:
    VLVA6C39P7LQHVSO8ABC5Q95RX4QH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/07/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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