• Short Summary

    Two giant oil tankers collided and caught fire on Friday (16 December) off the south coast of South Africa, in what Lloyds of London say could prove to be one of the costliest maritime disasters of all times.

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    Two giant oil tankers collided and caught fire on Friday (16 December) off the south coast of South Africa, in what Lloyds of London say could prove to be one of the costliest maritime disasters of all times.

    SYNOPSIS: The 330,000-ton Venoil was found for Europe laden with more than a quarter of a million tons of Iranian heavy crude oil when the collision occurred. It happened in the Indian Ocean about 20 nautical miles (32 km) off Caps St Francis. She's valued at 27 million dollars...and so is her sister ship Venpet with whom she collided. Both vessels are registered in Liberia. Fortunately the Venpet wasn't loaded at the time, but she burst into flames in several areas. Early reports said that 82 crew members had been rescued....but there were fears for the lives of two missing crewmen.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB5K6X8DQ52XFDRV4K1Y4VWMVN
    Media URN:
    VLVAB5K6X8DQ52XFDRV4K1Y4VWMVN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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