• Short Summary

    DENMARK THIS WEEK RECEIVED THE LATEST OF FOUR NEW PATROL BOATS WHICH WILL GUARD HER FISHING GROUNDS AGAINST ANY "POACHING" BY FOREIGN TRAWLERS.

  • Description

    DENMARK THIS WEEK RECEIVED THE LATEST OF FOUR NEW PATROL BOATS WHICH WILL GUARD HER FISHING GROUNDS AGAINST ANY "POACHING" BY FOREIGN TRAWLERS. FAST, AND EQUIPPED WITH THE LATEST IN RADAR AND SONIC DETECTION EQUIPMENT. THE "HVIDBJORN" ALSO CARRIES A HELICOPTER TO EXTEND OPERATIONAL RANGE. THE HELICOPTER WILL NOT BE ARMED, BUT WILL CARRY CAMERAS TO PHOTOGRAPH ANY TRAWLER INFRINGING ON PROHIBITED FISHING AREAS. THE PATROL BOAT'S SPEED IS BEING KEPT A SECRET, BUT WILL BE FAST ENOUGH TO CATCH ANY TRAWLER.

    BUILT AT A COST OF GBP1 MILLION, THE 1,350-TON SHIP WILL TAKE UP PATROL DUTIES IN MAY ALONG THE 25,000 MILES OF GREENLAND'S COASTLINE. THE FISHING LIMITS THERE ARE DUE TO BE EXTENDED FROM THREE TO TWELVE NAUTICAL MILES ON JUNE 1ST. AUTHORITIES IN DENMARK HAVE EXPRESSED CONCERN AT THE NUMBER OF VESSELS AVAILABLE TO POLICE THE AREA, AND DANISH NAVAL SHIPS WILL BE USED UNTIL THE FISHERIES PROTECTION SERVICE INTRODUCES MORE NEW BOATS NEXT YEAR.

    THE "HVIDBJORN'S" TRIAL RUN WAS WATCHED BY A NAVAL ATTACHE FROM THE FRENCH EMBASSY IN COPENHAGEN. FRANCE HAS EXPRESSED GREAT INTEREST IN THE NEW DANISH SHIPS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8BXCD7AC33H8Q0096YSYE2G2H
    Media URN:
    VLVA8BXCD7AC33H8Q0096YSYE2G2H
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1963
    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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