• Short Summary

    THE AMERICAN SHRIMP BOAT "ALA" -- WHICH WAS FIRED ON BY CUBAN MIG FIGHTERS IN THE FLORIDA STRAITS ON WEDNESDAY -- WAS BROUGHT INTO KEY WEST, FLORIDA, ON FRIDAY.

  • Description

    THE AMERICAN SHRIMP BOAT "ALA" -- WHICH WAS FIRED ON BY CUBAN MIG FIGHTERS IN THE FLORIDA STRAITS ON WEDNESDAY -- WAS BROUGHT INTO KEY WEST, FLORIDA, ON FRIDAY.THE SAME DAY, AMERICA TOLD CUBA IN A NOTE THAT MILITARY MEASURES WOULD BE TAKEN TO PROTECT THE LIVES AND PROPERTY OF AMERICANS AT SEA AGAINST SUCH ATTACKS.

    THE TWO SHRIMP FISHERMEN ON THE "ALA", BOTH NEGROES, CLAIMED THE MIGS MACHINE.GUNNED THEM WHILE THEIR BOAT WAS DISABLED.AT THE SAME TIME, IT WAS 60 MILES NORTH OF CUBA IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS.THEY MADE OFF WHEN AMERICAN FIGHTERS APPROACHED.

    THE CUBAN DEFENCE MINISTRY, HOWEVER, DENIED THAT THE BOAT HAD BEEN ATTACKED.IT SAID TWO OF ITS PLANES HAD MERELY FLOWN OVER THE "ALA" WHILE HUNTING TWO FISHING VESSELS REPORTED SEIZED BY COUNTER-REVOLUTIONARIES.

    IMMEDIATELY THE "ALA" CAME IN, THE HOLD WAS OPENED.BUT IN SPITE OF ALL THE DELAYS OF SEA, THE SHRIMPS WERE STILL FRESH AND EDIBLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAOZZXR4JUVMELH52J7XBVV6V0
    Media URN:
    VLVAAOZZXR4JUVMELH52J7XBVV6V0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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