• Short Summary

    TWENTY SHIPS WERE TODAY (TUESDAY) GATHERED ABOUT THE STILL-BURNING LINER "LAKONIA" WHICH HAS BEEN SWEPT BY FIRE EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING.

  • Description

    TWENTY SHIPS WERE TODAY (TUESDAY) GATHERED ABOUT THE STILL-BURNING LINER "LAKONIA" WHICH HAS BEEN SWEPT BY FIRE EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING.

    THEY HAVE BEEN TAKING PART IN ONE OF THE GREATEST MODERN SEA RESCUES.TUGS, DIVERTED LINERS, AND AIRCRAFT ARE AT THE SCENE OF THE FIRE ABOARD THE 20,000 TON GREEK LINER ABOUT 180 MILES NORTH OF MADEIRA.

    AMONG THE RESCUE CRAFT ARE HELICOPTERS FROM THE BRITISH AIRCRAFT CARRIER "CENTAUR" WHICH HAD BEEN SENT TO THE STRICKEN SHIP.

    THE NUMBER OF SURVIVORS IS CHANGING BY HOUR, BUT THE LONDON AGENT HAS PUT IT AT 945, WITH 34 KNOWN DEAD.HOWEVER THE SEARCH GOES ON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6PT5E57VN7FNC0S2DNCW7F5L2
    Media URN:
    VLVA6PT5E57VN7FNC0S2DNCW7F5L2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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