• Short Summary

    SEVEN CHARTER AIRCRAFT AND CIVILIAN TECHNICAL TEAMS ARE COMPLETING FINAL PREPARATIONS IN DAR ES SALAAM TO START A FULL-SCALE AIRLIFT OF OIL FROM TANZANIA TO ZAMBIA.

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    SEVEN CHARTER AIRCRAFT AND CIVILIAN TECHNICAL TEAMS ARE COMPLETING FINAL PREPARATIONS IN DAR ES SALAAM TO START A FULL-SCALE AIRLIFT OF OIL FROM TANZANIA TO ZAMBIA. FOLLOWING THE IMPOSITION OF OIL SANCTIONS OF RHODESIA, EMERGENCY MEASURES ARE BEING UNDERTAKEN TO SUPPLY ZAMBIA BY AIR AND LAND ROUTES FROM THE NORTH. YESTERDAY (SUNDAY), PRESIDENT NYERERE INSPECTED WORK AT THE PORT OF DAR ES SALAAM TO UNLOAD OIL DRUMS, WHICH WILL BE USED IN THE AIRLIFT.

    THE FIRST ROYAL AIR FORCE BRITANNIA WAS DUE TO BE PHASEOUT OF THE OIL AIRLIFT TODAY, AS CIVILIAN CHARTERED PLANES TAKE OVER THE OPERATION. A CALEDONIAN AIRWAYS BRITANNIA FLEW TO ZAMBIA FROM DAR ES SALAAM YESTERDAY, CARRYING THE FIRST CARGO OF OIL BY CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT.

    FIVE ROYAL AIR FORCE BRITANNIAS HAVE BEEN OPERATING THE LIFT SO FAR - A PROJECT LAUNCHED TWO WEEKS AGO WHEN RHODESIA EMBARGOED TO RESTORE SUPPLIES, LABELLING IT A "CHEAP MOVE" TO WIN SUPPORT FOR THE REBEL REGIME.

    IN DAR ES SALAAM HARBOUR, THE BRITISH TANK-LANDING CRAFT, EMPIRE FULMAR, HAS UNLOADED 2,200 EMPTY DRUMS FOR THE OIL LIFT. PRESIDENT NYERERE SAW DRUMS BEING OFF-LOADED ONTO TRUCKS FOR DESPATCH TO AN OIL DEPOT FOR FILLING.

    THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION IN LUSAKA, ZAMBIA, HAS REPORTED THAT FUEL-PUMPING AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS ARE TO BE MADE AT DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT. IN ADDITION, A SPECIAL DEPOT IS BEING BUILT AT ISOKA, IN NORTHERN ZAMBIA, WHERE OIL IS TRANSFERRED FROM TANZANIA. THIS PROJECT IS ESTIMATED TO COST ABOUT 500,000. EQUIPMENT HAS ALSO BEEN ORDERED FOR THE SURFACE ROUTE BETWEEN DAR ES SALAAM AND ZAMBIA, WHICH INCLUDES TRANSPORT ON LAKE TANGANYIKA. COST INVOLVED 130,000, INCLUDING SPECIAL STORAGE TANKS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD1L5L7EOPK8ATEED83NLX9X9N
    Media URN:
    VLVAD1L5L7EOPK8ATEED83NLX9X9N
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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