• Short Summary

    The 39,000-ton tanker "Tasman Sea" was launched Dec 19 at Kawasaki dockyard at Kobe, the largest port and fourth biggest city in Japan.

  • Description

    KOBE, JAPAN 19 Dec 1960 (REUTERS)
    LS Kobe dockyard
    3 ft

    2.
    MS "Tasman Sea" sign
    4 ft

    3.
    MLS Tasman Sea tanker (TILT)
    8 ft

    4.
    MS Mrs and Mr Bryan Todd
    10 ft

    5.
    MS Mrs Todd on launching platform
    12 ft

    6.
    MS Launching ship
    13 ft

    7.
    MS Ship slides off
    27 ft



    Initials EHR/S/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The 39,000-ton tanker "Tasman Sea" was launched Dec 19 at Kawasaki dockyard at Kobe, the largest port and fourth biggest city in Japan.

    Mrs Bryan todd, wife of the President of European Oil Company, New Zealand, flew from Wellington to name her. The ship will carry oil from the Persian Gulf to New Zealand; and is owned by Gulf Oil Corporation, U.S.A.

    Since Japan built a 100,000-ton tanker named "Universal Apollo" in 1959, she has been receiving many orders from the U.S.A.; Greece, Monrovia, the Soviet Union and other countries. Japan will build more than 1,500,000 tons of ships for Foreign countries in 1961.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAIG53IP2T24VW4V9I1SX2QNBJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAAIG53IP2T24VW4V9I1SX2QNBJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/12/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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