• Short Summary

    NINETEEN PEOPLE, INCLUDING NINE SCHOOL CHILDREN, WERE DROWNED ON SUNDAY AFTER AN EXCURSION BOAT HAD BEEN IN COLLISION WITH A TUGBOAT IN OSAKA HARBOUR.39 PEOPLE WERE RESCUED, AND ONE PERSON IS MISSING, PRESUMED DEAD.

  • Description

    NINETEEN PEOPLE, INCLUDING NINE SCHOOL CHILDREN, WERE DROWNED ON SUNDAY AFTER AN EXCURSION BOAT HAD BEEN IN COLLISION WITH A TUGBOAT IN OSAKA HARBOUR.39 PEOPLE WERE RESCUED, AND ONE PERSON IS MISSING, PRESUMED DEAD.

    THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED ONLY A FEW YARDS FROM THE PIER.THE EXCURSION BOAT, THE 18-TON YASOSHIMA MARU, WAS RETURNING FROM A ROUND-THE-PORT TRIP WITH 59 PASSENGERS AND CREW ABOARD, INCLUDING 23 PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN AGED BETWEEN SIX AND TEN YEARS OLD.IT SANK A MOMENT AFTER THE COLLISION WITH THE 150-TON TUGBOAT ASHIYA MARU.

    WHEN THE TWO COLLIDED, PORT WORKERS AND SAILORS JUMPED INTO THE WATER AND MANAGED TO RESCUE 39 PEOPLE.DIVERS BROUGHT UP THE DEAD THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON.

    THE RESCUED WERE TAKEN TO FOUR NEARBY HOSPITALS WHERE THEY WERE TREATED FOR SHOCK.FIVE WERE SAID TO BE SERIOUSLY INJURED AND KEPT IN HOSPITAL.

    THE BODIES WERE TAKEN TO A MORTUARY, BUT AFTER IDENTIFICATION THE FAMILIES WERE ALLOWED TO TAKE THEM BACK TO THEIR HOMES.

    LATE ON SUNDAY NIGHT, SALVAGE CREWS RAISED THE WOODEN YASOSHIMA MARU.

    A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COMMITTEE OF INVESTIGATION LOOKING INTO THE ACCIDENT SAID THAT THE TUGBOAT HAD REPORTEDLY DEVELOPED A FAILURE IN ITS REMOTE CONTROL STEERING SYSTEM.AFTER THE COLLISION, THE TUGBOAT WAS IN COLLISION WITH A DANISH FREIGHTER AND FINALLY STOPPED AFTER RAMMING THE PIER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA85Z1S2KZQGLTUWAWYFZUUC84O
    Media URN:
    VLVA85Z1S2KZQGLTUWAWYFZUUC84O
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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