• Short Summary

    IKUO KASHIMA ARRIVED IN YOKOHAMA YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) AFTER COMPLETING A SOLO VOYAGE ACROSS THE PACIFIC ABOARD HIS FIVE-METER YACHT KORAASA 11.

  • Description

    IKUO KASHIMA ARRIVED IN YOKOHAMA YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) AFTER COMPLETING A SOLO VOYAGE ACROSS THE PACIFIC ABOARD HIS FIVE-METER YACHT KORAASA 11. THE JAPANESE SAILOR HAD TO BE TOWED THE LAST FEW MILE INTO PORT WHEN HIS OUTBOARD MOTOR BROKE DOWN.

    KASHIMA'S LONE VOYAGE ACROSS THE PACIFIC HAD TAKEN HIM SLIGHTLY MORE THAN 100 DAYS, AND IT CAME AS SOMETHING OF A DISAPPOINTMENT THAT HE HAD TO BE TOWED IN.

    WHEN HIS OUTBOARD MOTOR BROKE DOWN A FEW MILES OUT, HE PUT INTO NEARBY TATEYAMA PORT. HE TOLD FRIENDS ABOARD AN ESCORTING YACHT THAT HE WAS DISAPPOINTED HE COULD NOT COMPLETE HIS CRUISE UNASSISTED.

    BUT IN YOKOHAMA ITSELF HE RECEIVED A HERO'S WELCOME. DOZENS OF CRAFT WERE THERE TO MEET HIM, AND LARGE CROWD WERE AT THE QUAYSIDE TO SEE HIM MOVE DOWN THE HARBOUR.

    TELEVISION AND PRESS CAMERAMEN CROWDED AROUND AS HE LEAPT FROM THE DECK OF HIS SLOOP AND EMBRACED HIS MOTHER. HE WAS CONGRATULATED BY LOCAL OFFICIALS AND HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE SHORTLY AFTER HIS ARRIVAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACL1XF3B79KN3U6IF0UF089J7J
    Media URN:
    VLVACL1XF3B79KN3U6IF0UF089J7J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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