• Short Summary

    SHINTO RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES PRECEDED THE LAYING DOWN OF THE KEEL FOR WHAT IS BELIEVED WILL BE THE BIGGEST SHIP MAN HAS EVER ATTEMPTED TO BUILD.

  • Description

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    TGV.PAN.. SASEBO SHIPYARDS.
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    2.
    ANGLE V. PLATES CARRIED BY CRANE.
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    3.
    LV. DITTO.
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    4.
    SV. PRESIDENT OF THE COMPANY SYMBOLICALLY RINSES HIS HANDS WITH WATER PROVIDED BY A MAIDEN.
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    CU. PRESIDENT.
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    LV. V.I.P.'S SEATED, SHINTO PRIEST WAVES BRANCH TO PURIFY KEEL.
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    SV. AMERICAN NAVAL OFFICERS SEATED WITH GUEST.
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    8.
    SV. PRIEST READS SCROLL BEFORE ALTAR.
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    CU. PRESIDENT STANDS BEFORE ALTAR.
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    10.
    CU.PAN.. PRESIDENT PRESSES BUTTON AND STARTS WELDER.
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    11.
    GV.PAN.. V.I.P.'S TENT IN SHIPYARD.
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    Background: SHINTO RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES PRECEDED THE LAYING DOWN OF THE KEEL FOR WHAT IS BELIEVED WILL BE THE BIGGEST SHIP MAN HAS EVER ATTEMPTED TO BUILD. IN THE SHIPYARDS AT SASEBO, JAPAN, NOV. 22 OFFICIALS AND PRIESTS WATCHED THE BIRTH OF A 130,050-TONS TANKER.

    ORDERED BY THE IDEMITSU KOSAN COMPANY, THE VESSEL WILL BE 291-METRES LONG AND 43-METRES WIDE, AND WILL CRUISE AT 16-KNOTS WITH A CARGO OF SOMETHING LIKE 185,400 CUBIC METRES OF OIL. HER APPROXIMATE COST IS GBP5,022,000. SCHEDULED FOR LAUNCHING NEXT JULY, THE TANKER WILL BE HANDED OVER TO HER OWNERS IN SEPTEMBER. THEN SHE WILL BEGIN A LIFE-TIME OF TRANSPORTING OIL FROM THE PERSIAN GULF TO THE JAPANESE COMPANY'S OIL REFINERIES IN TOKUYAMA AND CHIBA, JAPAN. MAKING THE ROUND TRIP ON AN AVERAGE OF EIGHT AND A HALF TIMES EACH YEAR. THE SUPER-TANKER IS EXPECTED TO CARRY 8,400,000 BARRELS OF OIL TO JAPAN ANNUALLY.

    COMPARED WITH ORDINARY TANKERS OF THE 46,000-TONS CLASS, THE SUPER-TANKER SHOULD BE ABLE TO CUT COSTS OF CRUDE OIL BY FULLY 30-PER CENT, DUE TO HER MAMOUTH CARRYING CAPACITY. SHE WILL HAVE A CREW OF 59 OFFICERS AND MEN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADKDXADKYXVOHRBO5KGYC9QJVB
    Media URN:
    VLVADKDXADKYXVOHRBO5KGYC9QJVB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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