• Short Summary

    Visnews filmed, May 6, twenty-four survivors of an engine room explosion aboard the Norwegian tanker 'Farmand' being landed at Djakarta from the Italian liner 'Australia'.

  • Description

    Visnews filmed, May 6, twenty-four survivors of an engine room explosion aboard the Norwegian tanker 'Farmand' being landed at Djakarta from the Italian liner 'Australia'. The 'Australia' made a 350 mile off-course dash to aid the crippled ship. Seven men were killed instantaneously, including the first and fourth engineers, and two others died later, one aboard the 'Australia'.

    At Djakarta five of the worst injured were taken to hospital and the rest, including four stewardesses - one the widow of the assistant engineer - waited for planes to fly them to their home ports.

    An RAAF Hastings ambulance stood by in Singapore to fly out for the injured but it was later agreed that Djakarta hospital facilities were adequate.

    The captain of the 'Farmand' remained aboard his crippled vessel with eleven other crewmen.

    Three of the survivors are Danish and the remainder Norwegian.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6MDZ9IQUM3WBPMCCBRSVS8S4A
    Media URN:
    VLVA6MDZ9IQUM3WBPMCCBRSVS8S4A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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