• Short Summary

    One of the great perils of the North Atlantic shipping lanes is caused by the great masses of ice which break off from Arctic glaciers and float down on southern currents until they melt.

  • Description

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    AERIAL VIEW iceberg
    0.06

    2.
    SV INTERIOR plane: observer recording size and position of berg
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    3.
    AERIAL VIEW survey boat
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    4.
    SV INTERIOR: observers
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    5.
    AERIAL VIEW bergs
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    6.
    CU INTERIOR operations room sign
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    7.
    SV Plotters logging icebergs' positions (6 shots)
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    8.
    SV on board aircraft looking down at floes
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    9.
    GV Iceberg with crewman in foreground in Conception Bay (2 shots)
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    10.
    AERIAL VIEW giant iceberg
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: One of the great perils of the North Atlantic shipping lanes is caused by the great masses of ice which break off from Arctic glaciers and float down on southern currents until they melt. The icebergs are watched constantly by the International Ice Patrol. This film is from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

    SYNOPSIS: This is perhaps the greatest peril to North Atlantic shipping -- a giant iceberg floating relentlessly south with the currents.

    The International Ice Patrol says roughly six thousand individual sightings have been made so far this year off the North American coast.

    All sightings now are sent to the Patrol's headquarters in New York City, whore the information is carefully logged by plotters and the icebergs' movements are pinpointed. Daily advisories are sent to ships in the area. This way, vessels at sea can take evasive action if necessary.

    It is not unusual for icebergs to float into harbours along the coast of Newfoundland, such as Conception Bay. Sixty years ago, an iceberg sank the Titanic not far off this coast and today, despite man's progress in technology, he can only watch helplessly as such giants move south.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAN2R7MI6F0OLQ9H7SDAM54JF6
    Media URN:
    VLVAAN2R7MI6F0OLQ9H7SDAM54JF6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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