• Short Summary

    A NORWEGIAN FREIGHTER BECAME A FIERY INFERNO ABOUT 100 MILES (6 KILOMETRES) OFF THE CALIFORNIAN COAST ON MONDAY.

  • Description

    A NORWEGIAN FREIGHTER BECAME A FIERY INFERNO ABOUT 100 MILES (6 KILOMETRES) OFF THE CALIFORNIAN COAST ON MONDAY. A GERMAN FREIGHTER RESCUED 45 PEOPLE FROM THE BLAZING SHIP, ONE BODY WAS RECOVERED FROM THE SEA, AND NINE OTHERS ARE MISSING PRESUMED DEAD.

    THE FREIGHTER "SANDANGER" WAS BOUND FROM LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA TO LE HAVRE, FRANCE, WITH A CARGO OF CITRUS FRUIT AND WOOD PULP. SHE REPORTER FIRE ON BOARD IN THE EARLY HOURS OF MONDAY MORNING. NEARBY VESSELS RACED TO HER ASSISTANCE AND THE GERMAN SHIP "BODENSTEIN" TOOK OFF 45 PEOPLE. A JAPANESE SHIP THE "BOSTON MARU" PICKED UP ONE BODY.

    THE ALL NIGHT SEARCH FOR THE NINE OTHERS MISSING WAS CALLED OFF AFTER ALL LIFE RAFTS WERE FOUND EITHER OVERTURNED OR EMPTY. AMONG THOSE MISSING ARE THE SHIP'S MASTER, JOHN KELLMER, AND A STEWARDESS.

    WHEN OUR CAMERAMAN FLEW OVER THE 5,628 TON SHIP ON MONDAY IT WAS STILL BLAZING ABOUT 20 MILES (32 KILOMETRES) OFF THE BARREN COAST OF MEXICO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC9VBHOPUNZ1NFWMT373EVFBOS
    Media URN:
    VLVAC9VBHOPUNZ1NFWMT373EVFBOS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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