• Short Summary

    THE GERMAN LUXURY LINER HANNOVER WAS INVOLVED IN A COLLISION WITH THE JAPANESE FREIGHTER DURBAN MARU IN THE WESTERN ANCHORAGE OF SINGAPORE HARBOUR ON THE AFTERNOON OF DECEMBER 21.

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    THE GERMAN LUXURY LINER HANNOVER WAS INVOLVED IN A COLLISION WITH THE JAPANESE FREIGHTER DURBAN MARU IN THE WESTERN ANCHORAGE OF SINGAPORE HARBOUR ON THE AFTERNOON OF DECEMBER 21.

    THE 9,440-TON HANNOVER SUFFERED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE WITH FOUR OF ITS CABINS COMPLETELY WRECKED.

    THE COLLISION OCCURRED AT LUNCH TIME WHEN MOST OF THE PASSENGERS ABOARD THE HANNOVER WERE IN THE DINING ROOM. A FEW WHO WERE IN THEIR CABINS SCRAMBLED TO SAFETY AS THE JAPANESE FREIGHTER'S BOW RIPPED AWAY PART OF THE STARBOARD SIDE OF THE HANNOVER. ONE PERSON ABOARD THE GERMAN LINER WAS SLIGHTLY INJURED.

    THERE WERE NO CASUALTIES ON THE DURBAN MARU. THE 7,228-TON JAPANESE FREIGHTER WAS AT ANCHOR DISCHARGING CARGO WHEN THE COLLISION OCCURRED DAMAGING ITS BOW. AS THE DURBAN MARU HAS TO LEAVE SINGAPORE WATERS ON DECEMBER 24, REPAIRMEN ARE WORKING AROUND-THE-CLOCK TO COMPLETE THE JOB TIME.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB2F0C1OOXT661T0XT99T7VIQS
    Media URN:
    VLVAB2F0C1OOXT661T0XT99T7VIQS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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