• Short Summary

    TWO MORE CARGOES OF FUEL WERE FLOWN TO ZAMBIA YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) FROM DAR-ES-SALAAM. THE AIRLIFT?

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    TWO MORE CARGOES OF FUEL WERE FLOWN TO ZAMBIA YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) FROM DAR-ES-SALAAM. THE AIRLIFT WHICH BRITAIN IS PAYING FOR, FOLLOWS THE BRITISH OIL EMBARGO ON RHODESIA.

    THE FUEL WAS TRANSPORTED IN TWO RAF BRITANNIAS TO NDOLA, ON THE COPPERBELT. IN ALL, 4600 GALLONS WERE UNLOADED DURING THE DAY.

    ZAMBIA NORMALLY GETS ITS OIL THROUGH RHODESIA. THE AIM OF THE AIRLIFT TO ZAMBIA IS TO MEET IMMEDIATE NEEDS WHILE ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES ARE BEING SENT BY SURFACE ROUTES.

    MEANWHILE, PREPARATIONS ARE GOING AHEAD TO STORE PETROL IN DRACONES EMBEDDED IN THE GROUND IN ZAMBIA. THEIR USUAL ELEMENTS IS WATER BUT ZAMBIA IS LAND-LOCKED
    THE FIRST ONE HAS ARRIVED. IT WAS FLOWN OUT FROM BRITAIN WITH AN ENGINEER TO SUPERVISE THE INSTALLATION. IT WILL BE SITED AT MPULUNGU NEAR ABERCORN WHERE SUPPLIES FOR ZAMBIA ARE SHIPPED ACROSS LAKE TANGANYIKA.

    THE DRACONE WEIGHS 7 1/2 TONS, IS ABOUT 150 FEET LONG AND HAS A CAPACITY OF 105,000 GALLONS.

    TODAY, MORE FUEL SUPPLIES ARE ON THE WAY TO ZAMBIA WITH THE ARRIVAL AT DAR-ES-SALAAM OF THE BRITISH FRIGATE DIDE. THE SHIP, FROM ADEN, HAS A CORGO OF 250 OIL DRUMS ON BOARD AND THEY WILL B AIRLIFTED TO NDOLA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB4SE54FZH63OBJ81QSID0XUUE
    Media URN:
    VLVAB4SE54FZH63OBJ81QSID0XUUE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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