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.
LV.PAN Partly submerged Tanker.
SCU. Firemen at work in Swedish Freighter.
SV. PAN Damaged caused by fire on freighter.
SV. Firemen at work.
CU. Sign "BEEKMAN DOWNTOWN HOSPITAL".
SV.PAN Survivor being wheeled in chair.
CU. Bandaged hands of survivor.
SV. Firemen at work on the Swedish freighter.
SV.PAN Partly submerged Tanker and Manhatten Bridge.
Initials JRG WWS/VCW
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Background: 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.