• Short Summary

    A WEST GERMAN TUG STEAMED INTO DOVER, ON THE ENGLISH SOUTH EAST COAST, LATE LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY) WITH CREW MEMBERS OF A NORWEGIAN SHIP, THE HOEGH AIGRETTE, WHICH SANK AFTER A COLLISION WITH ANOTHER NORWEGIAN SHIP, THE SUNRIVER, IN THICK FOG IN THE ENGLISH CHANNEL.

  • Description

    A WEST GERMAN TUG STEAMED INTO DOVER, ON THE ENGLISH SOUTH EAST COAST, LATE LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY) WITH CREW MEMBERS OF A NORWEGIAN SHIP, THE HOEGH AIGRETTE, WHICH SANK AFTER A COLLISION WITH ANOTHER NORWEGIAN SHIP, THE SUNRIVER, IN THICK FOG IN THE ENGLISH CHANNEL. THE SUNRIVER HAD ONLY SLIGHT DAMAGE.

    THE CREW OF THE HOEGH AIGRETTE, OF SOME 4,700 TONS, ABANDONED SHIP AND WERE PICKED UP BY A DANISH COASTER. INCLUDING FOUR WOMEN, THEY WERE THEN TRANSFERRED TO THE WEST GERMAN TUG, HEROS, WHICH BROUGHT THEM INTO DOVER. THE HOEGH AIGRETTE SANK SLOWLY, SPILLING ITS LOG CARGO ACROSS ONE OF THE WORLD'S BUSIEST SEA LANES AND PRESENTING A DANGER TO NAVIGATION.

    THE SUNRIVER, OF SOME 8,700 TONS, AND THE HOEGH AIGRETTE COLLIDED NEAR THE TREACHEROUS GOODWIN SANDS, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF THE RIVER THAMES ESTUARY LEADING TO LONDON.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8B4I6M7YENDV5F2PM4YYPXL92
    Media URN:
    VLVA8B4I6M7YENDV5F2PM4YYPXL92
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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