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    THE PRESIDENT OF THE IVORY COAST, M. HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY, ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE MME HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY, OFFICIATED?

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    THE PRESIDENT OF THE IVORY COAST, M. HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY, ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE MME HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY, OFFICIATED AT THE NAMING OF A NEW IVORY COAST COASTAL PATROL VESSEL YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) AT THE LOKODJORO NAVAL BASE, NEAR THE CAPITAL ABIDJAN.

    THE VESSEL WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE IVORY COAST NAVY ON 19TH FEBRUARY 1967 AND SAILED INTO IVORY COAST WATERS IN MAY LAST YEAR.

    AT YESTERDAY'S CEREMONY THE PRESIDENT'S WIFE, MME HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY, BROKE A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE AGAINST THE SHIP'S BOWS IN THE TRADITIONAL WAY, AND OFFICIALLY NAMED HER "VIGILANT".

    THE VIGILANT WEIGHS 240 TONS AND IS 156 FT (47.50 METRES) LONG WITH A 6.7 FT (2.1 METRE) DRAUGHT. WITH A MAXIMUM CRUISING SPEED OF 15 KNOTS THE VESSEL WILL BE ABLE TO PATROL 2000 MILES IN IVORY COAST WATERS.

    BUILT AT THE FRENCH-BELGIAN SHIPYARD AT VILLENEUVE LA VARENNE, THE VESSEL IS EQUIPPED WITH TWO 40MM BOFORS GUNS.

    AFTER THE OFFICIAL NAMING THE PRESIDENT'S PARTY WAS CONDUCTED ROUND THE SHIP, TO INSPECT THE NEW ADDITION TO THE IVORY COAST'S NAVY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAQ472YFZEIYKJ7IGO3KJ87X9T
    Media URN:
    VLVAAQ472YFZEIYKJ7IGO3KJ87X9T
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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