• Short Summary

    A TRAINING SCHOOL FOR SAUDI ARABIAN HOVERCARFT CREWS WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED TODAY (MONDAY) BY THE COUNSELLOR OF THE SAUDI ARABIA EMBASSY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, MR.

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    A TRAINING SCHOOL FOR SAUDI ARABIAN HOVERCARFT CREWS WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED TODAY (MONDAY) BY THE COUNSELLOR OF THE SAUDI ARABIA EMBASSY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, MR. NURI IBRAHIM.

    THE TRAINING SCHOOL, AT COWES IN THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND, WILL PREPARE SAUDI ARABIAN COAST GUARD CREWS FOR THE DELIVERY OF SRN6 HOVERCRAFT BEING UNDER A FIVE MILLION STERLING (12 MILLION DOLLAR) CONTACT BY THE BRITISH HOVERCRAFT CORPORATION (BHC).

    THE COMPANY WILL ALSO BUILD BASES FOR THE HOVERCRAFT IN THE RED SEA PORT OF JEDDAH AND OIL HARBOUR OF DAMMAM ON THE PERSIAN GULF.

    MR. IBRAHIM WAS GREETED BY THE WORKS DIRECTOR OF THE BHC, MR. STREET, AND THE TRAINING OFFICER, MR. V.T. STEVENSON.

    THE SAUDI ARABIAN COUNSELLOR WAS SHOWN THE TRAINING SCHOOL FACILITIES, PLANS OF THE HOVERCRAFT, AND THE WORKSHOPS WHERE SAUDI ARABIAN MECHANICS WILL BE TRAINED IN MAINTENANCE OF THE MACHINES.

    THE SRN6 HOVERCRAFT VERSIONS, IS IN OPERATION WITH THE BRITISH ROYAL NAVY, AND CAN BE USED FOR CRASH RESCUE AND AS FAST, AMPHIBIOUS COAST GUARD CRAFT.

    THE SRN6 HOVERCRAFT WEIGHS 9 TONS (44,000 KG) AND CAN TRAVEL AT UP TO 45 KNOTS (80 KPH) OVER CALM WATER OR FLAT LAND SURFACE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACY6YFPYIMPRX2GWC20JJTE944
    Media URN:
    VLVACY6YFPYIMPRX2GWC20JJTE944
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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