• Short Summary

    Crewman lept for their lives into the oil-covered East River, New York at midnight yesterday (June 25) from an oil tanker which was in collision with a Swedish freighter.

  • Description

    Crewman lept for their lives into the oil-covered East River, New York at midnight yesterday (June 25) from an oil tanker which was in collision with a Swedish freighter.

    Gasoline fumes hung over the river at daybreak as firemen worked on the Swedish ship which, in the collision, had become lacked with the tanker, and then caught fire.

    All but two of the crew of both ships were saved by a tugboat and small boats as they swam among the flames and oil.

    The tanker sank two hours after the collision. The explosion which followed the collision shot flames so high that they reached and set fire to part of the Manhatten Bridge, 130 feet above the water.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7SHKMQS8S0YMD3AJQEFW86LK8
    Media URN:
    VLVA7SHKMQS8S0YMD3AJQEFW86LK8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1958
    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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