• Short Summary

    THE STERN SECTION OF THE BROKEN TANKER, THE "SAN JACINTO", BOBBIE WITH 35 MEN ABOARD, WAS EXPECTED TO REACH THE SAFETY OF A VIRGINIA SEAPORT TODAY.

  • Description

    THE STERN SECTION OF THE BROKEN TANKER, THE "SAN JACINTO", BOBBIE WITH 35 MEN ABOARD, WAS EXPECTED TO REACH THE SAFETY OF A VIRGINIA SEAPORT TODAY. THE VESSEL IS BEING TOWED AT THE END OF A 1,000-YARD TOWLINE.

    THE VESSEL BROKE IN HALF ON THURSDAY OFF PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA AFTER AN EXPLOSION. BOTH HALVES OF THE "SAN JACINTO" REMAINED AFLOAT. THE 554-FOOT VESSEL HAD BROKEN IN HALF ONCE BEFORE, IN 1952, AND WAS WELDED TOGETHER AGAIN. ONE CREW MEMBER DIED. THE REST REMAINED ON THE STERN HALF. NO-ONE WAS ABOARD THE SEVERED BOW.

    A SINGLE TUG HAD THE VESSEL IN TOW AND WAS PROCEEDING TO PORT AT THREE KNOTS AND IN WIND-ROUGHENED SEAS. TWO OTHER TUGS LATER JOINED IT. ONE WILL ENDEAVOUR TO TAKE THE BOW SECTION IN TOW.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACYU9U78B1VT4T1C4TQULZ9TRW
    Media URN:
    VLVACYU9U78B1VT4T1C4TQULZ9TRW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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