• Short Summary

    Japanese salvage experts have nearly finished their tricky job of removing oil from the wreck of the liner Queen Elizabeth in Hong Kong harbour without allowing any to escape.

  • Description

    Japanese salvage experts have nearly finished their tricky job of removing oil from the wreck of the liner Queen Elizabeth in Hong Kong harbour without allowing any to escape.

    Harbour officials are anxious to see the end of the operation, which brings nearer the time when work can begin on clearing the wreck from the busy sea-lane where she lies. The Queen Elizabeth -- once the world's best-known and most luxurious liner -- caught fire and capsized in January this year. She was in Hong Kong for conversion into a floating university, to be named Seawise University after the backer, shipping magnate C.Y. Tung.

    The firm handling the oil removal, Fukada Salvage, have extracted millions of gallons of fuel oil. They used specially-equipped boats to patrol the wreck during the operation, spraying detergent through high-pressure hoses whenever oil began escaping. Work on removing the wreck is expected to begin early in 1973.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACZ8N3PDG7TZ9GSLJFPKR2A5J4
    Media URN:
    VLVACZ8N3PDG7TZ9GSLJFPKR2A5J4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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