• Short Summary

    One of the first ships to head up the Mekong River with fuel supplies for Phnom Penh blew up about 25 miles west of the Cambodian capital after being hit by Viet Cong fire on Tuesday (Jan 5th).

  • Description

    One of the first ships to head up the Mekong River with fuel supplies for Phnom Penh blew up about 25 miles west of the Cambodian capital after being hit by Viet Cong fire on Tuesday (Jan 5th).

    The ship was carrying petrol and diesel oil from South Vietnam to the Cambodian capital, where there is a fuel shortage. The fuel blew up after the ship had come under fire from the shore.

    So far only a very small quantity of petrol has reached Phnom Penh, and the fuel shortage there is becoming critical. Only five ships have made it up the Mekong River so far.

    The ship which blew up was heading upstream without escort when it was hit. There was no word on how many casualties resulted from the attack.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC5EZKMH2JVOTZZ1GPA25UICF6
    Media URN:
    VLVAC5EZKMH2JVOTZZ1GPA25UICF6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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