• Short Summary

    The ferry boat,
    Uskudar, suck by a water-spout storm on the 1st.March in the Day of?

  • Description

    The ferry boat,
    Uskudar, suck by a water-spout storm on the 1st.March in the Day of Izmit, with
    600 passengers on board, was raised today after nine days preparatory work.

    The salvage craft used five main tackles and one auxiliary, and a crane.

    Gradually the sunken vessel was pulled from the mud on the sea-bed; after six
    hours the funnel was out of the water; two or three hours later the boat was
    raised to the surface. It was estimated that there were about 180 tons of water
    in the craft and in the region of 33 tons of mud.

    The bodies of two small children and two members of the Uskudar's crew were
    found on board, bringing the death-roll to about 500. The tragedy was caused by
    a freak storm that not only sank the ferry boat in a matter of minutes, but also
    prevented rescue craft from reaching the stricken vessel.

    During the salvage operations, today, small boats carrying pressmen and
    sightseers were kept from the immediate vicinity in case they disturbed the calm
    waters or obstructed the salvage ships.


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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEM7QDTHV2P933F78ERSSTC015
    Media URN:
    VLVAEM7QDTHV2P933F78ERSSTC015
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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