• Short Summary

    THE GREEK-REGISTERED TANKER JOANNA V WAS STILL MOORED OFF BEIRA TONIGHT (THURSDAY) AS BRITAIN ASKED THE SECURITY COUNCIL TO PERMIT THE USE OF FORCE IF NECESSARY TO PREVENT SHIPS THOUGHT TO BE CARRYING OIL FOR RHODESIA FROM ARRIVING AT BEIRA.

  • Description

    THE GREEK-REGISTERED TANKER JOANNA V WAS STILL MOORED OFF BEIRA TONIGHT (THURSDAY) AS BRITAIN ASKED THE SECURITY COUNCIL TO PERMIT THE USE OF FORCE IF NECESSARY TO PREVENT SHIPS THOUGHT TO BE CARRYING OIL FOR RHODESIA FROM ARRIVING AT BEIRA.

    BRITAIN ALSO ASKED THE COUNCIL FOR POWER TO ARREST AND DETAIN THE JOANNA IF THE OIL CARGO WAS DISCHARGED AT BEIRA. THE SHIP IS AT ANCHOR ABOUT TWO MILES OFF THE PORT AND HAS 18,700 TONS OF CRUDE OIL ON BOARD.

    THE AVAILABLE STORAGE TANKS AT BEIRA -- ONLY TWO OF SIX BEING BUILT ARE READY -- COULD COPE WITH ONLY A THIRD OF THE JOANNA'S CARGO, AND NEWSMEN ON THE SPOT SAID THAT IF THE OIL WAS DESTINED FOR RHODESIA, IT WOULD BE DISCHARGED STRAIGHT INTO THE PIPELINE THERE, AND PUMPED OVERLAND.

    THE MASTER OF THE SHIP, CAPTAIN VARDINOYANNIS, TOLD NEWSMEN TODAY HOWEVER HE EXPECTED TO SAIL WITHIN THREE OR FOUR DAYS TO DELIVER THE OIL TO DJIBOUTI IN FRENCH SOMALILAND. BUT ASKED IF HE WOULD DISCHARGE HIS CARGO IN BEIRA IF ORDERED TO DO SO, HE SAID; "OF COURSE, I COULDN'T DO ANYTHING ELSE. I DO NOT WANT TO BE OUT OF A JOB. IT IS UP TO MY DIRECTORS."
    THE SHIP HAS BEEN LYING OFF BEIRA SINCE EARLY TUESDAY. ACCORDING TO THE CAPTAIN, THE SHIP HAS A MAJOR ENGINE BREAKDOWN AND SPARES ARE BEING FLOWN OUT TO THE SHIP.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8YY4AE9VBJW4JDI4NLMGP7D85
    Media URN:
    VLVA8YY4AE9VBJW4JDI4NLMGP7D85
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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