• Short Summary

    After five days fire-fighting services ares till trying to put out a fire on an oil-tanker lying off Bombay on October 29.

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    GV Gutted and partially submerged oil tanker surrounded by fire-fighting ships (2 shots)
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    2.
    GV Burned superstructure of oil tanker AND PAN FROM fire ship to burnt tanker (2 shots)
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    LV Firemen on board AND PAN FROM Burnt hull TO damaged superstructure (2 shots)
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    4.
    GVs Firemen spraying tanker (7 shots)
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    5.
    GV Tanker
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    Background: After five days fire-fighting services ares till trying to put out a fire on an oil-tanker lying off Bombay on October 29. Explosions have occurred aboard the Indian registered "Lajpat Rai" which caught fire on October 24 while the vessel was loading a cargo of 29 thousand tonnes of crude oil at Bombay's Butcher Island oil terminal. Seven people were killed. The immediate threat of a worse disaster was averted by the quick action of the fire services who towed the vessel out to sea and managed to prevent the fire from spreading to the hold. While the fire continues, fears of the cargo spilling out into the sea and polluting kilometres of Bombay coastline remain. The authorities have closed the Butcher Island terminal while an international team of fire-fighters, carry on the battle. The "Lajpat Rai" lies gutted with its aft end resting on the sea bed while a fire fighting vessel pours over seven thousand tonnes of water per hour over her. An official enquiry into the cause of the explosions has been ordered.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADXMT0G75TXLK9KVD7EUCCV2TT
    Media URN:
    VLVADXMT0G75TXLK9KVD7EUCCV2TT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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