• Short Summary

    AFTER HITTING A SUBMERGED ROCK WHICH RIPPED A THIRTY-FOOT GASH IN HER HULL THE ITALIAN LINER "VENEZUELA" HAD TO BE GROUNDED OFF CANNES IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE, MAR 17.

  • Description

    AFTER HITTING A SUBMERGED ROCK WHICH RIPPED A THIRTY-FOOT GASH IN HER HULL THE ITALIAN LINER "VENEZUELA" HAD TO BE GROUNDED OFF CANNES IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE, MAR 17. THE 18,769-TON SHIP WAS ON HER WAY FROM GENOA TO CARACAS IN VENEZUELA. SHE WAS DAMAGED DURING HIGH WINDS JUST BEFORE SHE WAS ABOUT TO DOCK.

    CAPTAIN MICHELE BETRO TRIED TO TAKE HIS SHIP INTO DOCK BUT THE ENGINE-ROOM FLOODED AND HE DECIDED TO RUN AGROUND ON A SANDBANK ABOUT THREE-HUNDRED YARDS FROM THE SHORE. THE CAPTAIN AND THREE-HUNDRED CREW STAYED ABOARD UNTIL THE VESSEL DEVELOPED A LIST OF ABOUT THIRTY DEGREES.

    THERE WAS NO PANIC ABOARD WHEN THE SHIP STRUCK THE ROCK. PASSENGERS WERE TAKEN TO THE SHORE BY A FLEET OF SMALL PLEASURE CRAFT. ALL TWO HUNDRED OF THEM BOARDED TRAINS TO RETURN TO GENOA IN ITALY, WERE THE CRUISE STARTED.

    FIRST REPORTS FROM DIVERS WHO HAVE EXAMINED THE HULL INDICATED THAT THE "VENEZUELA" CAN BE MADE SEAWORTHY AGAIN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAZVAQZ84YBSVFMQ7Q78OZKHIR
    Media URN:
    VLVAAZVAQZ84YBSVFMQ7Q78OZKHIR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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