• Short Summary

    CAPTAIN PASTRENGO RUGIATI OF THE WRECKED LIBERIAN OIL TANKER, TORREY CANYON, ANNOUNCED FROM HIS HOSPITAL BED IN GENOA TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT HE WOULD OPPOSE THE LIBERIAN GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONER'S REPORT RECOMMENDING THAT HIS MASTER'S LICENCE BE REVOKED.

  • Description

    CAPTAIN PASTRENGO RUGIATI OF THE WRECKED LIBERIAN OIL TANKER, TORREY CANYON, ANNOUNCED FROM HIS HOSPITAL BED IN GENOA TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT HE WOULD OPPOSE THE LIBERIAN GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONER'S REPORT RECOMMENDING THAT HIS MASTER'S LICENCE BE REVOKED. MEANWHILE, THE INTER-GOVERNMENTAL MARITIME CONSULTATIVE ORGANISATION (IMCO) HAS BEEN MEETING IN LONDON AND DISCUSSING SUCH QUESTIONS AS THOSE TOUCHING ON OIL TANKERS APPROACHING PORT.

    THE TORREY CANYON HIT THE SEVEN STONES ROCKS OFF SOUTH WEST ENGLAND ON THE 17TH OF MARCH, SENDING THOUSANDS OF TONS OF OIL ONTO BRITISH AND FRENCH BEACHES. WHEN THE TANKER BEGAN TO BREAK UP, BRITISH BOMBERS WERE DESPATCHED TO BLAST THE WRECK AND SET FIRE TO THE OIL TO PREVENT IT SPREADING FURTHER. A GOVERNMENT COMMISSION IN LIBERIA, WHERE THE TORREY CANYON WAS REGISTERED, BLAMED CAPTAIN RUGIATI FOR THE TANKER'S GROUNDING.

    NEWSMEN, WHO HAVE BEEN HUNTING CAPTAIN RUGIATI FOR WEEKS, FOUND HIM LAST NIGHT IN A HOSPITAL IN GENOA, ITALY, HIS HOME COUNTRY. THE CAPTAIN, WHO IS BEING TREATED FOR TUBERCULOSIS, MET NEWSMEN WITH HIS WIFE AT HIS BEDSIDE TODAY FOR 20 MINUTES. HE SAID THE TANKER'S AUTOMATIC STERLING HAD JAMMED "JUST AT THE MOMENT FOR MAKING A TURN WHICH WOULD HAVE DISENGAGED THE SHIP FROM GOING ON THE ROCKS."
    IMCO WILL BE DISCUSSING THE TORREY CANYON DISASTER THIS WEEK. IT WILL BE PART OF TALKS ON A NEW CODE FOR THE WORLD'S SHIPPING LANES, INCLUDING INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS FOR THE TRAINING OF CREWS, EXTRA NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, AND SPEED LIMITS. DECISIONS WILL BE FORWARDED TO THE 64-NATION IMCO ASSEMBLY, AND RATIFIED BY EACH MEMBER COUNTRY INDIVIDUALLY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8TVO6JLMUH5C4H3I479KNYNEA
    Media URN:
    VLVA8TVO6JLMUH5C4H3I479KNYNEA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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