• Short Summary

    HELICOPTERS FROM THE UNITED STATES NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER CORAL SEA LAST WEEK PLUCKED 37 CREWMEN FROM A LIBERIAN TANKER LOCKED HARD IN HEAVY SEAS ON PRATAS REEF, 165 MILES (265 KILOMETRES) SOUTH-EAST OF HONG KONG.

  • Description

    HELICOPTERS FROM THE UNITED STATES NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER CORAL SEA LAST WEEK PLUCKED 37 CREWMEN FROM A LIBERIAN TANKER LOCKED HARD IN HEAVY SEAS ON PRATAS REEF, 165 MILES (265 KILOMETRES) SOUTH-EAST OF HONG KONG.

    OUR FILM, SHOT FROM ONE OF THE RESCUE HELICOPTERS BY AN AMERICAN SERVICEMAN, SHOWS THE 7,239 TON LOYAL FORTUNES, TRAPPED ON THE REEF, HER CREW CLUSTERING ON THE DECK.

    A SAILOR WAS LOWERED TO HELP THEM INTO THE RESCUE HARNESS, AND ONE BY ONE THEY WERE HAULED TO SAFETY ABOARD THE HELICOPTERS.

    THE CREW HAD SPENT AN ANXIOUS NIGHT ABOARD THEIR STRICKEN SHIP, POUNDED BY A TROPICAL STORM. TWO OTHER SHIPS ANSWERED THE LOYAL FORTUNES' DISTRESS CALLS, BUT COULDN'T GET CLOSE ENOUGH TO TAKE THE CREW OFF.

    THE CAPTAIN RADIOED THAT ONLY HELICOPTERS COULD SAVE HIS MEN, AND THE CORAL SEA STEAMED TO THE RESCUE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8BK4XYRBOSG0RG398UTKGUN99
    Media URN:
    VLVA8BK4XYRBOSG0RG398UTKGUN99
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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