• Short Summary

    At least 53 seamen are missing and presumed lost in a shattering explosion which followed the collision of two oil tankers - one Greek, the other Yugoslavian - in the Bosphorous off Istanbul, Turkey, Dec 14.

  • Description

    At least 53 seamen are missing and presumed lost in a shattering explosion which followed the collision of two oil tankers - one Greek, the other Yugoslavian - in the Bosphorous off Istanbul, Turkey, Dec 14.

    Tons of flaming oil from 25,000-ton Yugoslav tanker 'Peter Zoranic' spread to the empty 9,345-ton Turkish passenger ship 'Tarsus' lying at anchor nearby, and soon both ships were fiery infernos. Seamen were seen silhouetted against the flames as they dived into the icy waters.

    A marine fire brigade pulled the blazing tankers apart and prevented the fire from spreading to a shore petroleum depot.

    The collision occurred in the early hours as the 'Peter Zoranic' was making for Hamburg, Germany, with a cargo of Russian oil taken on at a Black Sea port. She struck the empty Greek tanker 'World Harmony' who was heading from the Dardanelles ion her way to the Black Sea.

    Still blazing some twenty-hours after the collision, both tankers drifted helplessly in the treacherous currents, and finally went aground on the Asian shore.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAATPJW1LVV4LN8ALT5WOOGJUW3
    Media URN:
    VLVAATPJW1LVV4LN8ALT5WOOGJUW3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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