• Short Summary

    Ships and aircraft from six nations of the South East Asia Treaty Organisation (SEATO) yesterday (Tuesday) began their annual maritime exercise in the South China Sea.

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    Ships and aircraft from six nations of the South East Asia Treaty Organisation (SEATO) yesterday (Tuesday) began their annual maritime exercise in the South China Sea.

    The exercise - this year code-named "sea Hawk" - will continue for 12 days. It began with a formal ceremony in Manila attended by the Philippines Defence Secretary, Juan Ponce Enrile, and representatives of Australia, New Zealand, thailand, Britain and the Untied States.

    Official sources in Manila said the exercise was aimed primarily to coordinate maritime techniques and communications between the participating navies. Control of merchant shipping will also form part of the operation.

    The SEATO fleet is under the command of Rear admiral Anthony M. Synnot, Deputy Chief of the australian Naval Staff, who made the welcome address at this ceremony. In replay, Defence Secretary Enrile read a message from President Marcos of the Philippines.

    Admiral synnot later guarded the Australian aircraft carrier Melbourne to lead the six-nation fleet out of Manila Bay.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9T30I574YUY01KPYUGZ8P4XAK
    Media URN:
    VLVA9T30I574YUY01KPYUGZ8P4XAK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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