• Short Summary

    Since President Anwar Sadat of the United Arab Republic made the proposal to Israel that it should withdraw from some occupied territory in order that the Suez Canal may be made operational once more, the stretch of water between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, has come sharply back into focus as a big news item.

  • Description

    1.
    LV Ships in Bitter Lake part of ship in F/G
    0.05

    2.
    GV Five ships moored together
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    3.
    LTV Bow of ship
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    4.
    GV Seagull on rope
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    5.
    GV Cargo on deck of ship
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    6.
    SV Faded British flag
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    7.
    GV PAN along ship's side
    0.24

    8.
    SV & CU Rusted side of ship
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    9.
    CU Name on stern 'Agapenor Liverpool'
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    10.
    GV Men fishing, pulls small fish on board
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    11.
    CU Rusting chains
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    12.
    SV Radar beacon on to top of mast
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    13.
    GV Ships moored together
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    Initials SGM/0114 SGM/0129



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Since President Anwar Sadat of the United Arab Republic made the proposal to Israel that it should withdraw from some occupied territory in order that the Suez Canal may be made operational once more, the stretch of water between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, has come sharply back into focus as a big news item. For about 18-months little or nothing has been mentioned about the disused canal, but on Monday cameraman Ken Ludlow went to the Great Bitter Lake where 14 ships of several nationalities have been stranded. he reports that, according to the skeleton crews on board some of the ships, they could be ready to sail in 30-minutes. Others, however, say their vessels will never move under their own power again.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB2SLRZZMMXQTOJ1DNWVNDGSX3
    Media URN:
    VLVAB2SLRZZMMXQTOJ1DNWVNDGSX3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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