• Short Summary

    Survivors from the cruise ship Yarmouth Castle arrived in Miami, Florida, late yesterday with harrowing stories of how fire engulfed the 38-year-old ship form stem to stern before she sank.

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    Interviews at Miami Airport with three survivors, who had first been flown by helicopter to Nassau, Bahamas, for treatment, then flown to Miami. Two young American girls tell of how they jumped in the water before they were picked up. An American man says there was no panic, although other survivors said there was. Many of the survivors also told of fire alarms that didn't ring, an automatic sprinkler system that failed to function and lifeboats that stuck in their davits. The man in our film says that no alarm was sounded and there was no signal to abandon ship.



    TRANSCRIPT: "Did you jump in the water....."



    "....... no panic or anything.. people helping each other."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Survivors from the cruise ship Yarmouth Castle arrived in Miami, Florida, late yesterday with harrowing stories of how fire engulfed the 38-year-old ship form stem to stern before she sank.

    Ninety persons on the weekend cruise from Miami to Nassau were missing and presumed lost. One of the 459 survivors ??? subsequently died in a Nassau hospital.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8H2A89GO50E29ALLFDR4IILIJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8H2A89GO50E29ALLFDR4IILIJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:19:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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