• Short Summary

    A Japanese tuna fishing boat, the Sumiyoshi Maru No.16, was under arrest in Montevideo Harbour on Friday(March 30) for allegedly fishing illegally within Uruguay's territorial waters.

  • Description

    A Japanese tuna fishing boat, the Sumiyoshi Maru No.16, was under arrest in Montevideo Harbour on Friday(March 30) for allegedly fishing illegally within Uruguay's territorial waters. The Uruguayan Navy said it fired at the boat when it allegedly tried to escape.

    The Captain and first officer of the ship were being held in jail and the ship was being guarded by the Uruguayan Navy. Uruguay is demanding a fine of one million US dollars(380,00 pounds sterling).

    The Uruguayan Navy said no-one was injured when they fired on the boat. But reports in Montevideo said some crew members were taken to hospital for treatment for injuries. Uruguayan Navy authorities claimed the Japanese were injured when they ???ought among themselves.

    SYNOPSIS: Tuna fish caught by the vessel still hang drying int he sun at the dockside.

    The Uruguayan authorities are demanding a fine of one million US dollars.

    The captain and first officer of the ship were being held in jail while the ship was under naval guard.

    The Uruguayan Navy said no-one was hurt when they fired on the boat. But reports in Montevideo said some crew members were treated in hospital for injuries. The Navy said the Japanese were injured when they fought among themselves.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEY3A454VKPWAQE3K7E9IRPIIR
    Media URN:
    VLVAEY3A454VKPWAQE3K7E9IRPIIR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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