• Short Summary

    THE 9,500-TON BRITISH FREIGHTER 'WOODBURN', WHICH RAN HARD AGROUND ON A REEF NEAR A LIGHTHOUSE, 35 MILES EAST OF SINGAPORE TEN DAYS AGO, WAS REFLOATED ON NOVEMBER 17.

  • Description

    THE 9,500-TON BRITISH FREIGHTER 'WOODBURN', WHICH RAN HARD AGROUND ON A REEF NEAR A LIGHTHOUSE, 35 MILES EAST OF SINGAPORE TEN DAYS AGO, WAS REFLOATED ON NOVEMBER 17.

    ABOUT 3,000 TONS OF BAUXITE, WORTH THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND MALAYSIAN DOLLARS, WAS DUMPED OVER BOARD.THE REMAINING CARGO IS LIKELY TO BE TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER SHIP.

    THE HIGH SEA DRAMA WAGED BY THE ROYAL NAVY SALVAGE TEAM, AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF THE FAST APPROACHING NORTH-EAST MONSOON, PROVED SUCCESSFUL AT 9.45 A.M.WHEN THE TIDE WAS COMING UP.

    THE POWERFUL 3,500 HORSEPOWER SALVAGE TUG, 'NIMBLE' UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAIN JAMES BOSWELL, FREED THE 'WOODBURN' AMID A FIERCE THUNDER-STORM.

    'WOODBURN', WHICH SUFFERED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE, WAS ON THE WAY TO JAPAN FROM MALAYSIA WHEN HIT THE REEF, NEAR THE HORSBURG LIGHTHOUSE.

    FOUR HOURS LATER, SHE STEAMED INTO THE EASTERN ANCHORAGE OF THE SINGAPORE HARBOUR - WITH HER MASTER, CAPTAIN K.G.BLACK.

    THE 'WOODBURN', MEANWHILE, WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE SINGAPORE TILL SHE HAD BEEN GRANTED A NEW CERTIFICATE OF SEA WORTHINESS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9Y72WB5HMJA0T3A5VSH46102G
    Media URN:
    VLVA9Y72WB5HMJA0T3A5VSH46102G
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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