• Short Summary

    THE 1,800-TON GREEK FREIGHTER AKTI, CAPSIZED TONIGHT (SUNDAY) AFTER BEING GROUNDED BY TUGS WITH HER OLD ABLAZE OFF THE HOOK OF HOLLAND.

  • Description

    THE 1,800-TON GREEK FREIGHTER AKTI, CAPSIZED TONIGHT (SUNDAY) AFTER BEING GROUNDED BY TUGS WITH HER OLD ABLAZE OFF THE HOOK OF HOLLAND. SHE WAS ON HER WAY FROM ETHIOPIA TO ROTTERDAM.

    ALL ABOARD, INCLUDING THE MASTER, WERE TAKEN OFF THE VESSEL EARLIER WHILE SIX FIREBOATS ATTACKED THE FLAMES. THE FIRE, IN A CARGO OF FISH-MEAL AND MAIZE-CAKES, BLEW OFF A HOLD COVER.

    THE FREIGHTER'S MASTER WAS AT FIRST DENIED PERMISSION TO BRING THE SHIP INTO THE PORT BECAUSE FLAMES WERE SHOOTING ABOVE THE DECK. HOWEVER, THE FIRE WAS CONFINED TO THE HOLD AND PERMISSION WAS GRANTED TO GROUND THE AKTI IN THE ELBEHAVEN SECTION OF ROTTERDAM HARBOUR.

    THE WIVES OF THE MASTER AND CHIEF ENGINEER, AND THE MASTER'S YOUNG SON, WERE TAKEN OFF BY THE HOOK OF HOLLAND LIFEBOAT, SOON AFTER THE VESSEL ARRIVED NEAR THE HOOK LAST NIGHT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB1950DN2XC3587RSMUPK1BH71
    Media URN:
    VLVAB1950DN2XC3587RSMUPK1BH71
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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