• Short Summary

    Thousands of South Vietnamese refugees travelling in a flotilla of barges were sighted in the South China Sea on Sunday (4 May), while in Hong Kong another group has landed.

  • Description

    Thousands of South Vietnamese refugees travelling in a flotilla of barges were sighted in the South China Sea on Sunday (4 May), while in Hong Kong another group has landed.

    The refugees -- parched and desperate -- tried to clamour aboard a Vietnamese destroyer which already has more than 20, 000 on board.

    One of the bigger boats, "Chen Thong", has been at sea for four days and her skipper said he would attempt the 800-mile crossing to the Philippines on his own.

    In Hong Kong, a Danish freighter, the "Clara Maersk", sailed into the harbour with 4, 600 people. They were picked on Friday night from a small South Vietnamese vessel which was sinking.

    The fate of this batch of refugees is to be decided. Hong Kong Government officials said they had consulted the United States authorities on their future.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACRJ9APFOTYIN3E242GKBG407C
    Media URN:
    VLVACRJ9APFOTYIN3E242GKBG407C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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