• Short Summary

    A new steel-hulled self-righting lifeboat soon to go into service at the island of Terschelling, off the north coast of Holland, was tested by being capsized by a giant crane in Amsterdam harbour, Oct 20.

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    GV Amsterdam harbour with crane used for testing new lifeboat.
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    GV and CU.. new lifeboat.
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    A.V. Crane.
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    CU Crane driver.
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    SV Lifeboat being capsized.
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    CU Ditto.
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    CU Crane indicator pointer.
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    SV Lifeboat capsized.
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    GV Ditto.
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    LV Pressmen on launch.
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    CU Lifeboat rights itself.
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    CU Lifeboat.
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    Background: A new steel-hulled self-righting lifeboat soon to go into service at the island of Terschelling, off the north coast of Holland, was tested by being capsized by a giant crane in Amsterdam harbour, Oct 20.

    In the first test, the lifeboat was turned upside down in the water with the doors of the wheelhouse open: she then righted herself in 65 seconds. For the second test, with the doors of the wheelhouse closed, the lifeboat, helped by the buoyancy of the air-filled wheelhouse, righted herself in only 6 seconds.

    Named "Carlot", the lifeboat will have a crew of 5 men, she is specially designed for work in the short, steep seas of this North Sea coast with its numerous dangerous sandbanks.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7PTPO0MVHVOHP9FIQ237YOGL1
    Media URN:
    VLVA7PTPO0MVHVOHP9FIQ237YOGL1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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