• Short Summary

    SHEIK SHAQBUT BIN SULTAN, RULER OF ABU DHABI IN THE ARABIAN GULF, THIS WEEK INAUGURATED NEW OIL PRODUCING INSTALLATIONS ON DAS ISLAND.

  • Description

    SHEIK SHAQBUT BIN SULTAN, RULER OF ABU DHABI IN THE ARABIAN GULF, THIS WEEK INAUGURATED NEW OIL PRODUCING INSTALLATIONS ON DAS ISLAND. OIL IS NOW FLOWING FROM DAS AT OVER 3,800 TONS AN HOUR.

    HE HAD EARLIER FLOWN IN FOR THE CEREMONY. THE SHEIK WAS GREETED BY FRIENDS AND RELATIVES - AND WAS REPEATEDLY KISSED ON THE HANDS, FACE AND FOREHEAD. HE INSPECTED A GUARD OF HONOUR AND IMMEDIATELY RETIRED TO THE SMALL "MAJLIS" ON THE ISLAND FOR PRAYER.

    A LARGE CROWD GATHERED BY THE DAIS TO WATCH THE CEREMONY. THE DAIS HAD BEEN SET UP IN FRONT OF THE POWER AND PUMPING STATION. THE SHEIK PULLED A LEVER TO START THE FLOW OF OIL - THE FIRST SHIP TO TAKE ON THE CARGO BEING THE "BRITISH HUSSAR", FLAGSHIP OF THE BRITISH PETROLEUM (BP) FLEET.

    LATER, ARABS CELEBRATED THE OPENING OF THE NEW INSTALLATION WITH SINGING AND DANCING... INCLUDING CAMEL DANCING. ABU DHABI NATIONALS WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE ISLAND JOINED IN. THE CELEBRATIONS WENT ON UNTIL AFTER SUNSET.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA71J5DO3UT2UI8JCTI23A34MEB
    Media URN:
    VLVA71J5DO3UT2UI8JCTI23A34MEB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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