• Short Summary

    AN OIL RIG BEING TOWED AROUND AFRICA TO ISRAEL HAS BEEN DAMAGED BY EXPLOSIONS IN ABIDJAN HARBOUR, IVORY COAST.

  • Description

    AN OIL RIG BEING TOWED AROUND AFRICA TO ISRAEL HAS BEEN DAMAGED BY EXPLOSIONS IN ABIDJAN HARBOUR, IVORY COAST.

    SEVERAL FROGMEN BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN ARAB COMMANDOS, WERE REPORTED TO HAVE ATTACHED MINES TO THE HULL OF THE RIG.

    THE CANADIAN-BUILT RIG WAS NOT SERIOUSLY DAMAGED BY THE EXPLOSIONS WHICH OCCURRED EARLY ON THE MORNING OF THE 8TH OF MARCH.

    FISHERMEN SETTING OUT IN THEIR BOATS ARE REPORTED TO HAVE SURPRISED SEVERAL FROGMEN NEAR THE RIG. THE FROGMEN ESCAPED LEAVING BEHIND SOME OF THEIR GEAR. REPORTS WHICH HAVE JUST COME FROM ABIDJAN REVEALING THE DAMAGE TO THE RIG SAY THAT THE FROGMEN MAY HAVE BEEN EGYPTIANS.

    THE RIG LEFT THREE DAYS AFTER THE INCIDENT BUT LATER PUT INTO TEMA HARBOUR, IN GHANA. IT IS SOUND FOR THE GULF OF AQUABA.

    SOME REPORTS CLAIMED THAT ARAB INTELLIGENCE SERVICES WERE FOLLOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE RIG AND THAT MORE SABOTAGE ATTEMPTS COULD BE EXPECTED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7YHJ8PUSYTNQYCEC66UHGYI7F
    Media URN:
    VLVA7YHJ8PUSYTNQYCEC66UHGYI7F
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1970
    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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