• Short Summary

    An air and sea search by Japanese, American and South Korean ships and aircraft produced only 12 survivors by nightfall on Tuesday (15 December), after a South Korean ferry-boat capsized in the East China sea with more than 250 people aboard.

  • Description

    An air and sea search by Japanese, American and South Korean ships and aircraft produced only 12 survivors by nightfall on Tuesday (15 December), after a South Korean ferry-boat capsized in the East China sea with more than 250 people aboard.

    The ferry, the 362-ton South Korean Namyang-Ho, went down early in the day while on a run between Cheju island at the tip of South Korea to the port of Pusan, about 200 miles (320 Kms) south-west of Seoul.

    The ferry left Cheju on Monday evening, and picked up passengers on the east coast of the island. It was due to reach Pusan at seven o'clock local time on Tuesday (22.00 GMT).

    This film of the three-nation search was shot by a Japanese television crew. The aircraft on which the cameraman was travelling found three survivors clinging to a lifebuoy in the disaster area off the Japanese island of Tsushima.

    The disaster looked certain to be one of the worst since the war in Japanese coastal waters.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD62UF6WXJYHI4RD017KO90CXQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAD62UF6WXJYHI4RD017KO90CXQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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