• Short Summary

    GALE FORCE WINDS AND HEAVY SEAS CONTINUED IN THE NORTH SEA TODAY (MONDAY) PUTTING MANY SHIPS IN TROUBLE.

  • Description

    GALE FORCE WINDS AND HEAVY SEAS CONTINUED IN THE NORTH SEA TODAY (MONDAY) PUTTING MANY SHIPS IN TROUBLE.

    THE OIL RIG CONSTELLATION WAS DRIFTING HELPLESSLY IN THE NORTH SEA TWENTY FIVE MILES (40 KILOMETRES) FROM THE DUTCH COAST AFTER IT WAS BLOWN OFF COURSE DURING A 70-MILE-AN-HOUR (112 KILOMETRES) GALE.

    THE RIG, WITH A CREW OF 29, BROKE AWAY FROM AN TUG TOWING ITS. THE TUG IS STANDING BY TO TAKE THE RIG IN TOW AGAIN WHEN THE WIND DIES. DUTCH RESCUE SHIPS HAVE BEEN KEPT ON THE MOVE THROUGHOUT TODAY. A NORWEGIAN FREIGHTER, THE TWO THOUSAND TON BRETAGNE, CAPSIZED AFTER BEING TOWED INTO IJMUIDEN HARBOUR. THE SHIP HAD BEEN LISTING EIGHTY DEGREES WHEN TAKEN IN TOW. HER CREW WERE RESCUED.

    A SWEDISH VESSEL, BENARES, RAN AGROUND IN THE WESTERN SCHEDLE ESTUARY DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM.

    THE HIGH WINDS ALSO CAUSED A GREAT DEAL OF DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS ON THE DUTCH COAST. ROOFS WERE TORN OFF AND WALLS AND WINDOWS BLOWN IN.

    MEANWHILE, IN SCOTLAND THE UNSEASONAL SPRING BLIZZARDS ARE CAUSING FARMERS SOME CONCERN. NEW-BORN LAMBS HAVE HAD TO BE RESCUED FROM PASTURES AND PUT UNDERCOVER SO THEY WONT PERISH IN THE SNOW.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACV0M1Y4VTDGJBBY3SCNSYKGWI
    Media URN:
    VLVACV0M1Y4VTDGJBBY3SCNSYKGWI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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