• Short Summary

    One of the most hazardous stretches of water in the world is the Torres Strait between the northern tip of Queensland, Australia and Papua-New Guinea.

  • Description

    One of the most hazardous stretches of water in the world is the Torres Strait between the northern tip of Queensland, Australia and Papua-New Guinea. Each day, members of the Torres Strait Pilot Ser??? provide the "eyes" for ships from all nations visiting the area. For the pilots the most dangerous part is getting on board ships in mountainous seas. A rope ladder dangles from the ship. The pilot has to leap for ??? ladder while his launch is on top of wave, and then scamper up before another wave smashes the launch against the side of the ship. John McGregor of the Australian Broadcasting Commission, reports on the pilot service, believed to be the longest of its kind in the world.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEMVT78V6O2PGZO72MMNC1FUT6
    Media URN:
    VLVAEMVT78V6O2PGZO72MMNC1FUT6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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