• Short Summary

    ON ITS WAY TO SERVICE IN THE MALAGASY NAVY COASTAL PATROL BOAT RECENTLY PUT IN FOR A BRIEF VISIT TO DAKAR.

  • Description

    ON ITS WAY TO SERVICE IN THE MALAGASY NAVY COASTAL PATROL BOAT RECENTLY PUT IN FOR A BRIEF VISIT TO DAKAR. DURING ITS STAY THE VESSEL, ??? IN FRANCE, ATTRACTED A VIS FROM GENERAL DIALLO, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF SENEGAL'S ARMY.

    ACCOMPANIED BY THE MILITARY ATTACHE TO THE FRENCH EMBASSY THE GENERAL WAS WELCOMED ON BOARD THE MAILAKA BY CAPTAIN RENAULT.

    ALSO ON BOARD WAS CAPTAIN RATSIRAKA WHO IS TAKING PART IN THE VOYAGE TO FAMILIARISE HIMSELF WITH THE VESSEL, WHICH WILL UNDER HIS COMMAND WHEN OFFICIALLY HANDED OVER TO THE MALAGASY NAVY.

    THE 270-TON VESSEL IS POWERED BY THE DIESEL ENGINES AND CAN REACH 18 KNOTS. ITS MAXIMUM CRUISING RANGE, AT 15 KNOTS IS APPROXIMATELY 3,000 MILES (4,800 KMS). ARMED WITH TWO 40MM CANONS THE MAILAKA HAS ACCOMMODATION FOR 35 OFFICERS AND MEN.\

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6SB5VL4XTELMBKXBI13OQ6QYT
    Media URN:
    VLVA6SB5VL4XTELMBKXBI13OQ6QYT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:07:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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