• Short Summary

    Brake-flaps and twelve drag-anchors prevented the Verolme United Shipyards' latest tanker, the 33,000 ton "President Juscelino Kubitschek", from piling up on the opposite bank of the Noord River.

  • Description

    Brake-flaps and twelve drag-anchors prevented the Verolme United Shipyards' latest tanker, the 33,000 ton "President Juscelino Kubitschek", from piling up on the opposite bank of the Noord River. The river is 764 feet wide at the launching site and the tanker is 660 feet long, leaving a margin of about 104 feet.

    When the wife of the Brazilian Ambassador, Mrs. Cerin de Sousa-Leao, successfully smashed the champagne bottle on the tanker's bows, at the second attempt, the vessel glided down the shipway and plunged into the Noord. Engineers who has so carefully planned the launching waited, hoping that "President Juscelino Kubitschek" would stop before it reached the opposite bank. It did, with about 50 feet to spare!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9VP5YOR6TYNZEK6O1PP6CM1OY
    Media URN:
    VLVA9VP5YOR6TYNZEK6O1PP6CM1OY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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