• Short Summary

    The French liner Ancerville landed seven hundred passengers and crew of the ill-fated Norwegin cruise ship Fulvia at Tenerife on sunday (19 July).

  • Description

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD7ABJMG022E7U108IFOIKQRLY
    Media URN:
    VLVAD7ABJMG022E7U108IFOIKQRLY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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