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    AT SEA, BAHRAIN/ WASHINGTON, DC, USA

    Recent attacks on merchant shipping and soaring insurance premiums have not totally deterred shipowners from sending oil tankers to the Gulf.

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    BBC: JUNE 1:
    1. AERIAL VIEW Gulf and tankers waiting at entrance (4 shots) 0.34
    2. GV/SVs Chemical Venture, tanker, showing damage (3 shots) 0.50
    3. GVs/SVs Tanker with salvage barges alongside (4 sots) 1.04
    NBC: MAY 31:
    4. SCUs President Reagan speaking (SOT) (3 shots) 1.46
    TRANSCRIPT (SEQUENCE FOUR): REAGAN: "Iraq did confine its raids, its attacks, on shipping that was vital to Iran's economy. And Iran, when it responded, however, did not respond against Iraq. It attacked ships that belonged to neutral nations, that were getting oil and doing business with countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and so forth, and you had to say what was on Iran's mind -- Iran as I say, is the one now that seems to resist any effort short of a total victory, ending that war.
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    Background: AT SEA, BAHRAIN/ WASHINGTON, DC, USA

    Recent attacks on merchant shipping and soaring insurance premiums have not totally deterred shipowners from sending oil tankers to the Gulf. Chartering and insurance rates have risen from one per cent to 7.5 per cent of a vessel's value since the recent escalation of the 44-month war between Iran and Iraq. A chemical tanker attacked by missiles in the gulf on May 24 has been saved from sinking and towed to Bahrain. The Selco salvage company also salvaged a Saudi Arabian super-tanker crippled by an earlier air attack about 128 kilometres (80 miles) from Iran's Kharg Island oil terminal. The Liberian super-tanker Atlanticos, reported hit during an Iraqi missile attack, was loading crude oil on June 1 at Kharg Island. Shipping sources said marine salvage and fire-fighting teams would continue on high alert in the Gulf for further attacks. japan, the main buyer of Iranian oil, has stopped its own ships from sailing into the Gulf. No British-registered ships have moored at Kharg for eight weeks. Brokers say that crews on ships flying the Liberian or Panamanian flags of convenience are more likely to risk working in the Gulf than Australian, Japanese and some Scandinavian crews which have refused to enter the area. Arab Gulf states have accused Iran of four air attacks on shipping in 320 days. On May 31, President Reagan also accused Iran of Launching attacks on tankers form neutral Gulf states. The United States has now sided with the Gulf states, and has urged the United Nations Security Council to take a clear stand against expansion of the war through further attacks on shipping.

    Source: BBC/NBC

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAUIR4PZVB80WVYO3SCEWYGITN
    Media URN:
    VLVAAUIR4PZVB80WVYO3SCEWYGITN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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