• Short Summary

    A Philippine cargo ship was slightly damaged in Phnom Penh harbour on Tuesday(21 November) when plastic charges planted near the waterline exploded.

  • Description

    A Philippine cargo ship was slightly damaged in Phnom Penh harbour on Tuesday(21 November) when plastic charges planted near the waterline exploded.

    Military police claimed that a long cable, found shortly after the explosion, indicated that the charges had been planted by communist sapper frogmen. They said the same method had been used to damage two South Korean cargo chips ten days before.

    The Philippine ship had earlier docked in Phnom Penh harbour with a 2,000-ton load of Thai rice.

    An exceptionally bad rice harvest, coupled with the communist occupation of most major highways linking Phnom Penh with agricultural regions, has resulted in serious food shortages within the Khmer capital.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8W4DZC086DDNE8SZ1OIRIFB1Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA8W4DZC086DDNE8SZ1OIRIFB1Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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