• Short Summary

    A PANAMANIAN FREIGHTER -- THE AMALIA -- WAS RUN AGROUND BY ITS CAPTAIN OFF THE DUTCH COAST NEAR EGMOND TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AFTER FIRE BROKE OUT IN THE HOLD.

  • Description

    A PANAMANIAN FREIGHTER -- THE AMALIA -- WAS RUN AGROUND BY ITS CAPTAIN OFF THE DUTCH COAST NEAR EGMOND TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AFTER FIRE BROKE OUT IN THE HOLD. SIXTEEN CREWMEMBERS WERE TAKEN OFF THE SHIP BY A DUTCH HELICOPTER BEFORE THE BEACHING AS THE CAPTAIN FEARED AN EXPLOSION.

    THE TWO THOUSAND TON AMALIA RADIOED FOR HELP WHEN ITS CARGO OF TIMBER CAUGHT ALIGHT. AFTER THE SHIP WAS BEACHED, RESCUE OPERATIONS CONTINUED FROM THE SHORE. THE CAPTAIN AND TWO CREW MEMBERS REMAINED ON BOARD FOR A TIME BUT WERE LATER TAKEN OFF BY A RESCUE BOAT. TWO DUTCH TUGS WERE FIGHTING THE FIRE LATE TODAY AND DAMAGE IS NOT KNOWN. THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF ANY CASUALTIES AMONG THE CREW MEMBERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACXVY8DHH429RE03KFNHNYVYTT
    Media URN:
    VLVACXVY8DHH429RE03KFNHNYVYTT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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