• Short Summary

    In Hong Kong, a surveyed vessel - "ISIS" - has been launched as part of an effort by the Government and people of the united Kingdom to help in the Mekong River Project.

  • Description

    1.
    MLS Workers tilt up to stern of vessel
    6 1/2 ft

    2.
    LV Flag on deck of vessel PAN to nameplate on side of vessel
    10 ft

    3.
    MV Interior of vessel
    13 1/2 ft

    4.
    MV name-plate "Presented by the Government and the People of United Kingdom"
    16 ft

    5.
    MLV Crowd
    17 ft

    6.
    MLV Wife of Asst. U.K. Trade Commissioner launching vessel, PAN to crowd
    23 ft

    7.
    CU Name of vessel
    24 ft

    8.
    MLV Vessel hauled up by crane
    29 ft

    9.
    LV Crane TILT down to vessel lowered to water
    37 ft



    Initials TDH/V/ES/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Hong Kong, a surveyed vessel - "ISIS" - has been launched as part of an effort by the Government and people of the united Kingdom to help in the Mekong River Project. The Mekong River project is one of the big schemes sponsored in Asia by the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East. Its purpose is to develop agriculture and industry along this great river which runs through Thailand, and the former Indo-China States (Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam).

    This survey vessel was launched in Hong Kong by the wife of the assistant United Kingdom Trade Commissioner, Mrs. Davenport. Its nameplate shows that it was "presented by the Government and people of the United Kingdom". The vessel is 53 feet long.

    At the ceremony in Hong Kong, representatives of the Consular Corps attended, including the Consul-General for Thailand, the Consul for the Republic of Vietnam, and the New Zealand Trade Commissioner.

    "The Isis" is the second survey vessel of its type to be built in the dockyard in Hong Kong.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACXREKMJ354WODGPWXZGO6SF0E
    Media URN:
    VLVACXREKMJ354WODGPWXZGO6SF0E
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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