• Short Summary

    THE WORLD'S BIGGEST AND MOST POWERFUL OCEAN-GOING TUG -- THE "ZWARTE ZEE" 1,539 TONS - WAS LAUNCHED AT KINDERDIJK, HOLLAND, YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).

  • Description

    THE WORLD'S BIGGEST AND MOST POWERFUL OCEAN-GOING TUG -- THE "ZWARTE ZEE" 1,539 TONS - WAS LAUNCHED AT KINDERDIJK, HOLLAND, YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).THE TUG, WHICH COST SEVEN MILLION GUILDERS (ABOUT GBP650,000), IS SPECIALLY DESIGNED TO HANDLE SHIPS LIKE SUPERTANKERS AND BULK CARRIERS.

    SHE HAS ALMOST UNLIMITED RANGE, AND IS FITTED WITH EXTENSIVE FIRE-FIGHTING AND SALVAGE EQUIPMENT.ACCOMMODATION IS PROVIDED FOR 20 MEN MANNING A TOW OR 20 FOR SALVAGE WORK, APART FROM THE CREW.

    THE TUG IS EQUIPPED WITH TWO FIBRE-GLASS BOATS, EACH CAPABLE OF CARRYING 40 PEOPLE.SHE UNDERWENT SEA TRIALS OFF KINDERDIJK YESTERDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAMRTHSUUUWXQXCNN2N4EY3FLI
    Media URN:
    VLVAAMRTHSUUUWXQXCNN2N4EY3FLI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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