• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAS ORDERED FIVE DRACONES - FLOATING STORAGE CONTAINERS - ON BEHALF OF THE ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT WHICH MAY BE USED TO HELP ZAMBIA BEAR THE EFFECTS OF AN OIL EMBARGO AGAINST RHODESIA.

  • Description

    THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAS ORDERED FIVE DRACONES - FLOATING STORAGE CONTAINERS - ON BEHALF OF THE ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT WHICH MAY BE USED TO HELP ZAMBIA BEAR THE EFFECTS OF AN OIL EMBARGO AGAINST RHODESIA.

    THE UNITED NATIONS HAS CALLED FOR AN EMBARGO ON OIL EXPORTS TO RHODESIA, AND ZAMBIA AT PRESENT RECEIVES MOST OF ITS OIL AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS FROM A RHODESIAN REFINERY.

    THE FIVE DRACONES CAN HOLD A TOTAL OF 92-THOUSAND GALLONS. DISCUSSIONS ARE STILL CONTINUING BETWEEN BRITISH AND ZAMBIAN OFFICIALS AS TO WHERE THE DRACONES WILL BE SITED.

    ONE REPORT SUGGESTS THAT THE DRACONES COULD ALSO BE EMPLOYED TO TRANSPORT OIL AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS TO ZAMBIA, ALONG LAKE TANGANYIKA FROM THE RAILHEAD AT KIGOMA TO THE ZAMBIA LAKE PORT OF MPULUNGU. IN THIS WAY ZAMBIA COULD BYPASS RHODESIA FOR ITS OIL.

    THE DRACONES HAVE BEEN FLOWN TO ZAMBIA ON A SPECIAL CHARTER FLIGHT.

    THEY WERE DEVELOPED IN BRITAIN BY A CONSORTIUM OF BUSINESSES ESTABLISHED EARLIER THIS YEAR TO MARKET THE FLEXIBLE RUBBER CONTAINERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEC345JB0DR3VZQB2YRG73B7JL
    Media URN:
    VLVAEC345JB0DR3VZQB2YRG73B7JL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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