• Short Summary

    Fire swept through the former trans-Atlantic liner Queen Elizabeth in Hong Kong today (9 Jan) - and a harbour spokesman says she will never sail again.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Smoke billowing from liner (2 shots)
    0.11

    2.
    LV Fire tenders alongside burning ship with helicopter overhead
    0.27

    3.
    SV Police launches
    0.37

    4.
    LV PAN FROM Fire tenders spraying water to burning ship (3 shots)
    1.01

    5.
    SV Naval craft
    1.02

    6.
    GV Fire tenders and burning ship
    1.07

    7.
    TV Launch
    1.10

    8.
    Air Vs Burning ship starting to kell over (2 shots)
    1.38



    Initials BB/2230 DME/AW/BB/2237



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Fire swept through the former trans-Atlantic liner Queen Elizabeth in Hong Kong today (9 Jan) - and a harbour spokesman says she will never sail again.

    The cause of the fire isn't known - but it's already announced that an investigation will be held.

    At one time during the fire, tenders were ordered to stop spraying water into the burning ship because she'd taken on a 17 degree list.

    But as flames continued to range through the superstructure, the fireman were told to resume fire-fighting.

    The first marks the end of a dream for Hong Kong shipping magnato, Mr. C.Y. Tung who has spent more than eleven million dollars (4.6 million pounds Sterling) is buying and renovating the liner for conversion into a floating university.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEPFZIXY2I606JW2OK8Y4M2TB7
    Media URN:
    VLVAEPFZIXY2I606JW2OK8Y4M2TB7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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