• Short Summary

    THE EAST GERMAN FREIGHTER, SAALE, TODAY (SUNDAY) WAS BEACHED ON A SAND-BANK ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT, OFF THE SOUTH COAST OF ENGLAND, 18 HOURS AFTER FIRE BROKE OUT IN HER CARGO OF COTTON.

  • Description

    THE EAST GERMAN FREIGHTER, SAALE, TODAY (SUNDAY) WAS BEACHED ON A SAND-BANK ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT, OFF THE SOUTH COAST OF ENGLAND, 18 HOURS AFTER FIRE BROKE OUT IN HER CARGO OF COTTON. THE FREIGHTER, LISTING BADLY AND WITH FIRE STILL RAGING AMIDSHIPS, REACHED THE SAND-BANK AFTER A STRUGGLE THROUGH THE STORMY ENGLISH CHANNEL.

    FIREFIGHTING TUGS CONTINUED OPERATIONS ALL LAST NIGHT AS THE 2,155-TON SAALE STRUGGLED TO SPITHEAD, THE STRETCH OF WATER BETWEEN PORTSMOUTH AND THE ISLE OF WIGHT. THE FIRE BROKE OUT AMIDSHIPS AND SPREAD INTO SEVERAL HOLDS.

    TWENTY-SEVEN CREW MEMBERS, INCLUDING A WOMAN, WERE TAKEN OFF LAST NIGHT BY THE EDENFIELD, A 35,000-TON BRITISH OIL TANKER. THE EDENFIELD RECEIVED A GASH IN HER SIDE WHEN SHE WENT ALONGSIDE. TODAY, HOWEVER, 12 CREW MEMBERS RETURNED TO THE SAALE TO HELP FIVE WHO STAYED ABOARD ALL NIGHT TO FIGHT THE FLAMES.

    THE RESCUED GROUP WERE TAKEN TO LONDON TONIGHT TO JOIN ANOTHER EAST GERMAN CARGO SHIP.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6D0RYS7CVF793D3ZN0ATNO3K6
    Media URN:
    VLVA6D0RYS7CVF793D3ZN0ATNO3K6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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