• Short Summary

    UNDER THE TOW OF TUGS, A 23,800 - TON TANKER, DAMAGED BY EXPLOSION, TOOK TO THE SEA AGAIN AT GIBRALTAR, SEPT 30 - IN TWO PARTS, IN A MISSION TO SAVE HER BY SHIPYARD SURGERY AT CADIZ, THE SOUTH-WEST SPANISH PORT.

  • Description

    UNDER THE TOW OF TUGS, A 23,800 - TON TANKER, DAMAGED BY EXPLOSION, TOOK TO THE SEA AGAIN AT GIBRALTAR, SEPT 30 - IN TWO PARTS, IN A MISSION TO SAVE HER BY SHIPYARD SURGERY AT CADIZ, THE SOUTH-WEST SPANISH PORT.

    THE TANKER, ESSO DURHAM, WAS DAMAGED BY AN EXPLOSION AT SEA 100 MILES WEST OF GIBRALTAR LAST JANUARY. THE EXPLOSION BELOW A HOLE IN HER HULL AMIDSHIPS, RIPPING OPENING HER SIDE TO THE WATERLINE.

    SHE REACHED GIBRALTAR (SEE 0725/61) UNDER HER OWN STEAM AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF FOUR KNOTS. THERE, THE TANKER WAS CUT IN TWO TO SEAL THE TWO PARTS AMIDSHIPS FOR THE TOW TO CADIZ WHERE SHE WILL BE REJOINED. THE WORK IS DUE FOR COMPLETION BY APRIL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7F1U34006NAKUZ5D78KFWJA3Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA7F1U34006NAKUZ5D78KFWJA3Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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