• Short Summary

    AN INQUIRY COMMISSION IN MARSEILLES REPORTED ON FRIDAY (6 MARCH) THAT A TUNISIAN SHIP, THE TABARKA, IN THE AREA AT THE TIME OF THE LOSS OF THE FRENCH SUBMARINE EURYDICE BORE MARKS INDICATING A COLLISION WITH AN UNDERWATER OBJECT.

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    AN INQUIRY COMMISSION IN MARSEILLES REPORTED ON FRIDAY (6 MARCH) THAT A TUNISIAN SHIP, THE TABARKA, IN THE AREA AT THE TIME OF THE LOSS OF THE FRENCH SUBMARINE EURYDICE BORE MARKS INDICATING A COLLISION WITH AN UNDERWATER OBJECT.

    A SPOKESMAN FOR THE OFFICIAL COMMISSION TOLD NEWSMEN THAT THE TUNISIAN VESSEL BORE MARKS OF A COLLISION ON HER STARBOARD SIDE AND UNDER THE WATER LINE.

    HE ADDED THAT THERE WERE PARALLEL SCRATCHES AND TRACES OF PAINT AND METAL THAT DID NOT BELONG TO THE TABARKA.

    THE COMMISSION HAS BEEN EXAMINING THE TABARKA SINCE WEDNESDAY (4 MARCH) -- THE DAY ON WHICH THE EURYDICE WAS LOST OFF THE RESORT OF SAINT TROPEZ WITH 57 CREW ON BOARD.

    REAR ADMIRAL GEORGES DEVIE, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF NAVAL OPERATIONS, TOLD NEWSMEN THAT THE TRACES ON THE TABARKA SHOWED THAT THE SHIP HAD HIT A METAL OBJECT BUT HE ADDED THAT IT WOULD BE GOING MUCH TOO FAR TO SAY THAT HERE HAD BEEN A COLLISION BETWEEN THE EURYDICE AND THE TABARKA.

    SYNOPSIS: IN MARSEILLES EXPERTS HAVE BEEN EXAMINING A TUNISIAN SHIP, THE 1316 TON TABARKA, TO DETERMINE IF SHE WAS IN COLLISION WITH THE FRENCH SUBMARINE EURYDICE WHICH WAS LOST ON WEDNESDAY (4 MARCH) OFF SAINT TROPEZ. 57 MEN DIED IN THE TRAGEDY. SO FAR THE ONLY THING THAT CAN BE SAID DEFINITELY ABOUT IT IS THAT THE TABARKA DID HIT A METAL OBJECT. A SPOKESMAN FOR THE OFFICIAL COMMISSION INVESTIGATING THE ACCIDENT TOLD NEWSMEN THAT THE TABARKA BORE MARKS OF A COLLISION ON HER STARBOARD SIDE AND UNDER THE WATER LINE.

    HE ADDED THAT THERE WERE PARALLEL SCRATCHES AND TRACES OF PAINT AND METAL THAT DID NOT BELONG TO THE TABARKA. BUT REAR ADMIRAL GEORGE DEVIE, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF FRENCH NAVAL OPERATIONS, SAID THAT IT WOULD BE GOING TOO FAR TO SAY THAT THERE HAD BEEN A COLLISION BETWEEN THE EURYDICE AND THE TABARKA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABZPX3LIZQLOWRSGL8VZAAY0D5
    Media URN:
    VLVABZPX3LIZQLOWRSGL8VZAAY0D5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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