• Short Summary

    'Bilbao', 2,250 ton german freighter, berthed at Casablanca, Morocco, Nov. 10, after a most eventful voyage from Hamburg, As her cargo of fruit and commercial radio receivers was swung ashore, diplomats carefully pondered over the highlight of 'Bilbao's' southward journey.

  • Description

    1.
    GV. Casablanca skyline.
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    2.
    LV. 'Bilbao' at quayside.
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    3.
    CU. Name 'Bilbao' Hamburg.
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    4.
    LV. Men on deck.
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    5.
    CU. Ditto.
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    6.
    SV. Passenger leaves ship.
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    7.
    LV. Another passenger leaves ship.
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    8.
    LV. Cargo being unloaded.
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    9.
    SV. Ditto.
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    10.
    LV. Ditto.
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    11.
    SV. Lowering crates on quayside.
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    12.
    LV. Ship on quayside.
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    Initials S-D/AHS/CW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 'Bilbao', 2,250 ton german freighter, berthed at Casablanca, Morocco, Nov. 10, after a most eventful voyage from Hamburg, As her cargo of fruit and commercial radio receivers was swung ashore, diplomats carefully pondered over the highlight of 'Bilbao's' southward journey.

    Skipper Heribert Oszowski alleged french warships seized his vessel 17 miles north of the French coast, well outside. territorial waters, and ordered it into Cherbourg, Nov. 64. In port, the French Government states, 100 crates of shotgun ammunition and 73 boxes of storm lanterns were taken from the holds; also aboard was radio equipment - all possible war material for the Algerian rebel forces.

    Vessel owners insist the 'Bilbao' carried five tons of commercial radio receivers and some tape recorders. None of these could be described as war material.

    The West German Government ordered the steamship company to submit a report on the incident.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8EBX7ECF90JKBONR5JZX4OX78
    Media URN:
    VLVA8EBX7ECF90JKBONR5JZX4OX78
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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