• Short Summary

    Workers from the Trans-Arabian Pipeline Company in Sidon, Lebanon, arrived last week in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights to start repairs yesterday (Sunday) on the company's oil line which was damaged by saboteurs on May 31st near Banias.

  • Description

    Workers from the Trans-Arabian Pipeline Company in Sidon, Lebanon, arrived last week in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights to start repairs yesterday (Sunday) on the company's oil line which was damaged by saboteurs on May 31st near Banias. The men, who include engineers and technician, arrived with eight truckloads of pipes, tools and equipment. The Israeli Army is committed to guarding the repair operations and workmen.

    The Trans-Arabian pipeline carries about 480,000 daily barrels of oil from the Saudi-Arabian port of Dharan to the Lebanese port of Sidon -- some 3,000 miles (4,800) Kms.

    The act of sabotage which caused the damage was relatively easy to accomplish, as the pipeline is above ground at this point near Banias. The explosion caused the escaping oil to flood into a tributary of the River Jordan and into Lake Tiberias -- and only rapid action by Israeli workers with bulldozers enabled the holes to be plugged before the oil reached the Sea of Galilee and most of Israel's main water supplies.

    Under an agreement reached between the Company and the Israeli government, the Israeli Army undertakes to protect the line in the future as well as maintaining a round-the-clock guard on the repair operations and the workmen.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACQWBXHVRTRS7EAFOJPCU4Q4F1
    Media URN:
    VLVACQWBXHVRTRS7EAFOJPCU4Q4F1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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