• Short Summary

    THE GREEK LINER "LAKONIA". GUTTED BY FIRE IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC SIX DAYS AGO, IS?

  • Description

    THE GREEK LINER "LAKONIA". GUTTED BY FIRE IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC SIX DAYS AGO, IS CURRENTLY BEING TOWED TOWARDS GIBRALTAR BY THE NORWEGIAN TUG "HERKULES". AN ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY (SATURDAY) BY THE TUG'S OWNERS SAID THEIR VESSEL WAS NOW BEING HELPED BY A DUTCH AND TWO PORTUGUESE TUGS.

    THE "HERKULES'" CAPTAIN SAID TODAY THAT THE WEATHER HAD IMPROVED CONSIDERABLY AND THAT THERE WERE NO PROBLEMS TO THE TOWING.

    THE "LAKONIA" IS HEADING TOWARDS GIBRALTAR, BUT THE "HERKULES'" OWNERS HAVE NOT YET TAKEN A FINAL DECISION AS TO THE LINER'S DESTINATION.

    THIS WAS THE SCENE YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) WHEN, AFTER THREE DAYS OF DIFFICULT CONDITIONS. THE WEATHER BEGAN TO IMPROVE THE LINER IS BEING TOWED BACKWARDS BECAUSE ON CHRISTMAS EVE, WHEN THE FIRST LINE WAS ATTACHED TO THE SHIP. IT WAS ONLY POSSIBLE TO MOUNT THE STERN: FIRE AND THE WEATHER MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO ENTER THE FOREPART.

    (TODAY MORE SURVIVORS FROM THE "LAKONIA" ARRIVED IN BRITAIN. AND IN ATHENS THE PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE DISASTER OPENED.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9DJGFCE6CQYALTKZ7Q5RA7E34
    Media URN:
    VLVA9DJGFCE6CQYALTKZ7Q5RA7E34
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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