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    NORTH ATLANTIC/ST. JOHNS, NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA

    Rescue ships have so far found 20 bodies of victims of Tuesday's (16 February) oil rig disaster off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

  • Description

    1. GV & AV Boats searching sea for bodies (2 shots) 0.15
    2. GV Military search aircraft at snowbound airport at St. Johns 0.25
    3. GV Supply ship with broken lifeboat at dock (4 shots) 0.43
    4. GV Police cars sealing off docks from public 0.47
    5. GV Salvage ship the Balder Cabot at dock 0.52
    6. SVs Miniature submarine for searching wreck (2 shots) 1.15
    7. CU Crewman of miniature submarine speaking to reporter 1.40
    8. CU Captain Syd Hines speaking 1.53
    9. SV Balder Cabot at dock 2.01
    TRANSCRIPT FOR SHOT SEVEN:
    CREWMAN: "Well, our immediate brief is to go down and just survey the wreckage and see what's down there and assess the suitability of what's to be done next."
    REPORTER: "You have no idea beyond that?"
    CREWMAN: "None, we don't know at all. And unit we get down there we will not find out."
    REPORTER: "It must be a very grisly job that you've got?"
    CREWMAN: "No, we'll just be inspecting the Ranger itself."
    TRANSCRIPT FOR SHOT EIGHT: HINES: "As a result of this, the subs can work from us as a launch pad if you will, they can go down and do their business and come straight back up."
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    Background: NORTH ATLANTIC/ST. JOHNS, NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA

    Rescue ships have so far found 20 bodies of victims of Tuesday's (16 February) oil rig disaster off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. Eighty-four people died. All hope of finding any survivors has now been given up. The wreck of a lifeboat has been recovered. The rig, Ocean Ranger, went down in icy winds and huge waves more than 300 kilometres offshore. On Wednesday (17 February) military planes continued to take off in snowstorms at the Newfoundland city of St. Johns in their search for bodies or wreckage. Meanwhile, preliminary salvage work has begun. A specially-equipped ship, the Balder Cabot is preparing to sail to the site to begin investigations. On board is a miniature submarine which will submerge to photograph the wreck and transmit pictures back to the surface. A crew member said his task was to assess the wreck to see what could be done next. The captain, Syd Hines, will control the rescue from above.

    Source: CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAO7DVRAA9V7TCVX67JHOB7Q28
    Media URN:
    VLVAAO7DVRAA9V7TCVX67JHOB7Q28
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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