• Short Summary

    British divers are working against the clock and the treacherous tide of the English Channel to demolish wrecks which menace shipping in the world's busiest sea lanes.

  • Description

    British divers are working against the clock and the treacherous tide of the English Channel to demolish wrecks which menace shipping in the world's busiest sea lanes.

    Today (Thursday) work started on the dangerous jumble of wrecks on the Varne Bank, where 51 lives have been lost in the past two months. The first object was to blast away the masts from the Greek ship Niki, which sank after hitting the submerged hulks of the Texaco Caribbean and the Brandenburg.

    Meanwhile, British Navy minesweepers were at work on the French side of the Channel trying to survey a new passage for westbound shipping.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAETJVGBEN51ESG6Z64YSREDCFG
    Media URN:
    VLVAETJVGBEN51ESG6Z64YSREDCFG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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