The French liner Ancerville landed seven hundred passengers and crew of the ill-fated Norwegin cruise ship Fulvia at Tenerife on sunday (19 July).
Night Shot. GV Rescue ship Ancerville at Tenerife
SV Injured woman on stretcher into ambulance (2 shots)
CU & SV Ambulance away
SV INT. Rescued passengers (4 shots)
SV Passengers down gangplank (some in night clothes (4 shots)
SV Man greeted on quayside
SV Girl leaving ship
SV Rescued passengers along quayside (2 shots)
SV People onto bus away (2 shots)
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Background: The French liner Ancerville landed seven hundred passengers and crew of the ill-fated Norwegin cruise ship Fulvia at Tenerife on sunday (19 July). The blazing hulk of the abandoned holiday ship sank in the Atlantic north of the Canary islands on Monday (20 July).
The French ship picked up the survivors after they had drifted for eight hours in lifeboats. The rescue operation went smoothly and the eight hours in lifeboats. The rescue operation went smoothly and the passengers had nothing but praise for the Fulvia's crew. The worst injury was a broken leg although many elderly people suffered from shock.
For a few it was an adventurous experience -- one American girl wearing a mink coat over a chemise was standing in one lifeboat waving and laughing as the French ship approached. But for all it meant the end of a holiday cruise and the loss of possessions, clothes, money -- everything went down with the ship in spite of attempts of salvage it.