• Short Summary

    In Phnom Penh, capital of the Khmer Republic on Thursday(7 Dec), Communist frogmen sank a small cargo freighter, the Bright Star.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Dock & capsized freighter in Phnom Penh harbour
    0.6

    2.
    GV Capsized ship
    0.13

    3.
    SV People on dockside
    0.14

    4.
    GV PAN Capsized ship
    0.21

    5.
    SV Section of damaged pier in water
    0.24

    6.
    SV People on dock & capsized ship (2 shots)
    0.32

    7.
    SV Pilot boat standing by with other boats PAN TO hulk (2 shots)
    0.46



    Initials SGM/1715 SGM/1723



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Phnom Penh, capital of the Khmer Republic on Thursday(7 Dec), Communist frogmen sank a small cargo freighter, the Bright Star. registered in Panama.

    The saboteurs swam down river under cover of darkness to place charges of plastic explosive against the hull of the ship.

    They were seen by security guards and naval experts were called in to defuse the explosives. They went off during the operation.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC6M9451L91GV1CCBKFHPP55IE
    Media URN:
    VLVAC6M9451L91GV1CCBKFHPP55IE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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