• Short Summary

    INDOCHINA-SHIP:
    HONG KONG, AUG 20, REUTER -- THE DUTCH FREIGHTER SEROOSKERK WITH 61 VIETNAMESE REFUGEES ARRIVED IN THIS BRITISH COLONY TODAY AND A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE SHIP HAD BEEN PERMITTED TO ENTER HONG KONG HARBOUR.

  • Description

    INDOCHINA-SHIP:
    HONG KONG, AUG 20, REUTER -- THE DUTCH FREIGHTER SEROOSKERK WITH 61 VIETNAMESE REFUGEES ARRIVED IN THIS BRITISH COLONY TODAY AND A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE SHIP HAD BEEN PERMITTED TO ENTER HONG KONG HARBOUR.

    THE CAPTAIN OF THE 12,000-TON SHIP WAS GIVEN THE PERMISSION AFTER THE DUTCH GOVERNMENT ACCEPTED OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE REFUGEES, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

    THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT HAD TOLD THE CAPTAIN YESTERDAY HE WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO LAND THE REFUGEES HERE AND WAS TOLD TO DROP ANCHOR OFF THE OUTLYING ISLAND OF PO TOI.

    BUT THE DUTCH GOVERNMENT LATER ANNOUNCED THAT THE REFUGEES WHO WERE PICKED UP IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA LAST WEEK, WOULD BE ALLOWED TO SETTLE IN THE NETHERLANDS.

    : INDOCHINA-SHIP 2 HONG KONG:
    THE SHIP IS DUE TO DROP ANCHOR SHORTLY AT A PIER IN THE HARBOUR WHERE INNIGRATION OFFICIALS ARE EXPECTED TO BOARD IT TO INTERVIEW THE REFUGEES AND THE CREW.

    THE SPOKESMAN SAID A DECISION ON WHETHER THE REFUGEES WILL BE ALLOWED TO LAND HERE WILL NOT BE MADE UNTIL THE IMMIGRATION OFFICERS COMPLETED INVESTIGATION ABROAD.

    THE SHIP PICKED UP THE REFUGEES ON ITS WAY FROM EAST AFRICA TO THIS COLONY.

    THE HONG KONG STANDARD DAILY SAID THEY WERE FOUND DRIFTING IN A SMALL BOAT ABOUT 260 MILES (416 KMS) SOUTH OF HO CHI MINH CITY.

    THE CAPTAIN, IN A RADIO INTERVIEW WITH THE NEWSPAPER SAID THAT THE REFUGEES, 25 OF THEN CHILDREN, WERE GENERALLY IN GOOD CONDITION. NNN YHK4 07 20-0225 YSA 806
    INDOCHINA-FREIGHTER 3 HONG KONG (REOPENS):
    THE DUTCH SHIP CAME JUST OVER 10 DAYS AFTER THE BRITISH ???REIGHTER RUDDBANK LEFT THE COLONY FOR SHANGHAI WITH 120 REFUGEES AFTER BEING REFUSED PERMISSION TO ENTER HONG KONG HARBOUR.

    THIS OVERCROWDED COLONY, WHICH IS RELUCTANTLY CARING FOR SOME ???,000 REFUGEES, TRIES WHEREVER POSSIBLE TO STOP VESSELS CARRYING BOAT PEOPLE + FROM COMING IN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAECTDW48H0GDCPYF039PM9RYCC
    Media URN:
    VLVAECTDW48H0GDCPYF039PM9RYCC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:06:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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