• Short Summary

    The Pentagon has just released film of new aerial minesweeping devices which will be used to clear mines from Haiphong and other sealed harbours of North Vietnam.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Mark 106 minesweeping device
    0.05

    2.
    CUs showing mechanical movement detecting arms (3 shots)
    0.16

    3.
    SV Helicopter approaching
    0.19

    4.
    CU Naval officer
    0.21

    5.
    CU Helicopter hovering
    0.22

    6.
    MV Mark IDE lifted off ship
    0.27

    7.
    SV Helicopter tows Mark 106 hydrofoil
    0.35

    8.
    SV INT. Helicopter to hydrofoil being towed
    0.38

    9.
    MV Hydrofoil through water
    0.43


    WHIP PAN


    10.
    CU Mark 103 minesweeping
    0.53

    11.
    SV Equipment being lowered from helicopter
    0.56

    12.
    CU PAN..Helicopter towing equipment
    1.05



    Initials ES. 1445 ES. 1502



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Pentagon has just released film of new aerial minesweeping devices which will be used to clear mines from Haiphong and other sealed harbours of North Vietnam.

    The Mark 106 device, toward through the water by helicopter, imitates the sound made by a moving ship to detonate acoustic mines. It can also detonate magnetic mines.

    Another device, the Mark 103, severs cables on moored mines.

    The United States and North Vietnam have agreed on the first states of the minesweeping operation which was part of the ceasefire agreement.

    Haiphong and other North Vietnamese ports have been sealed by mines since last May.

    SYNOPSIS: The Pentagon has just released film of new aerial mine-sweeping devices which will be used to clear Haiphong harbour in North Vietnam of mines. The Mark 106 mine-sweeping device imitates the sound made by a moving ship which detonates acoustic mines. The hydrofoil, which can also detonate magnetic sensitive mines, is towed through the water by helicopter. The mines were laid 14th May by the United States to prevent supplies reaching Haiphong and other ports. New the Americana and the North Vietnamese have agreed on the first stage of the mine-sweeping operation.

    The device was filmed during tests in 1971.

    The Mark 103 uses mechanical sweep equipment to cut the cables on moored mines. The mines float to the surface and are detonated by gunfire.

    Crews have been training in the Philippines since October. Now, up to 25 ships and 40 helicopters are assembling for the long delicate task of clearing the harbours for shipping again.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACV0CHT4QVSPG8KA31LFOHSWBS
    Media URN:
    VLVACV0CHT4QVSPG8KA31LFOHSWBS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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