• Short Summary

    MEN AT DAR ES SALAAM DOCK WERE FACED WITH AN UNUSUAL UNLOADING PROBLEM ON WEDNESDAY.?

  • Description

    MEN AT DAR ES SALAAM DOCK WERE FACED WITH AN UNUSUAL UNLOADING PROBLEM ON WEDNESDAY. THE VESSEL "USUMBARA" ARRIVED IN THE MORNING CARRYING FOUR COASTAL PATROL BOATS, A GIFT FROM THE WEST GERMAN GOVERNMENT. BUT NONE OF THE DOCKSIDE EQUIPMENT WAS SUITABLE FOR UNLOADING THE 100-TON CRAFT.

    TO OVERCOME THE DIFFICULTY THE GERMAN-AFRICA LINE, WHO OWN THE "USUMBARA", ARRANGED THAT ANOTHER OF THEIR SHIP, THE "TRANSVAAL", WAS IN PORT AT THE SAME TIME. COMMANDER UTSCHICK, A WEST GERMAN EXPERT ON UNLOADING PROBLEMS, WAS FLOWN TO TANZANIA TO SUPERVISE THE UNLOADING OF THE VESSELS.

    THE TRANSVAAL'S 125-TON DERRICK ENABLED HER TO LIFT THE BOATS FROM THE DECK OF HER SISTER SHIP BEFORE MOVING AWAY BROADSIDE TO CREATE A GAP. THE PATROL VESSELS WERE TAKEN LOWERED THROUGH THE GAP INTO THE SEA.

    (THE PATROL VESSELS WILL BE USED TO GUARD TANZANIA'S COASTLINE AND HARBOUR POLICE WILL BE TRAINED ON THEM. SINCE THE SIGNING IN SEPTEMBER, 1962, OF AGREEMENTS ON CAPITAL AID AND TECHNICAL AID BETWEEN TANGANYIKA (NOW TANZANIA) AND WEST GERMANY, ABOUT 100 MILLION D-MARKS HAVE BEEN USED IN OR PROMISED TO TANGANYIKA.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAHIU0Z53AHVOJ293O6FK9DZ4K
    Media URN:
    VLVAAHIU0Z53AHVOJ293O6FK9DZ4K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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