• Short Summary

    Fire swept the Norwegian tanker Polyana (16,700 tons) after a series of explosions below decks Oct 21 at night, off Bahrein in the Persian Gulf.

  • Description

    Fire swept the Norwegian tanker Polyana (16,700 tons) after a series of explosions below decks Oct 21 at night, off Bahrein in the Persian Gulf. Next day ??? ??? naval ??? ships Dalrymple answered the crew ??? ???. The tanker ??? ??? ??? off survivors with a second tanker Texaco Iowa, in all a total of 23 men. A third tanker, Scottish Lion rescued five more. Twelve others were missing.

    The British naval survey vessel Dalrymple put a salvage crew on board the still blazing Polyana Oct 23 and began towing operations. These air shots indicated the fire on Polyana started in the main pump room towards the forward part of the ship and later gutted quarters in the after part of the vessel. The cargo of Iranian crude oil was unaffected.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF4755AN15QUNWQ3HP5UXPFHKC
    Media URN:
    VLVAF4755AN15QUNWQ3HP5UXPFHKC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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