• Short Summary

    Twenty-one people were rescued early yesterday (Saturday January 16) from the Greek tanker Sangus, which caught fire after an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Description

    Twenty-one people were rescued early yesterday (Saturday January 16) from the Greek tanker Sangus, which caught fire after an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

    A United States' coastguard cutter arrived at the scene of the burning ship five and a half hours after receiving the alert, but found the ship still afloat and the fires almost out.

    The survivors, twenty men and one woman, were taken aboard a tug and transferred to a coastguard cutter before being taken to Louisiana. No casualties were reported.

    The tanker, owned by a Cyprus-based shipping company, was headed for Florida from New Orleans. It was empty except for ballast water in the tanks. The cause of the explosion was not immediately known.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA4DDDE0A1383G4DX95GZMZ9DY
    Media URN:
    VLVAA4DDDE0A1383G4DX95GZMZ9DY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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