• Short Summary

    DRAMATIC NEWS FROM ICELAND TONIGHT (TUESDAY) OF A SURVIVOR FROM THE HULL TRAWLER "ROSS CLEVELAND" WHICH WAS THOUGHT TO HAVE SUNK WITH THE LOSS OF ALL HANDS YESTERDAY.

  • Description

    DRAMATIC NEWS FROM ICELAND TONIGHT (TUESDAY) OF A SURVIVOR FROM THE HULL TRAWLER "ROSS CLEVELAND" WHICH WAS THOUGHT TO HAVE SUNK WITH THE LOSS OF ALL HANDS YESTERDAY. THE SHIP'S MATE, MR. HARRY EDDOM, WAS WASHED ASHORE ON A RAFT AND SURVIVED AN ARCTIC NIGHT BEFORE BEING FOUND ALIVE. HE WAS TONIGHT IN HOSPITAL SUFFERING FROM SEVERE FROSTBITE, BUT SAID TO BE REMARKABLE WELL. A DEPUTATION REPRESENTING HULL TRAWLERMEN'S WIVES TRAVELLED TO LONDON TODAY TO DEMAND ACTION FROM THE GOVERNMENT ON SAFETY MEASURES FOR THE TRAWLERS.

    THE DEPUTATION OF WIVES THIS AFTERNOON MET THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, MR. FRED PEART, AND THE MINISTER OF STATE AT THE BOARD OF TRADE, MR. J.W.P. MALLALIEU. MR. PEART WAS TO REPORT TO PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON LATER.

    MR. MALLALIEU SAID TONIGHT THAT TRAWLERS COULD BE BANNED FROM NORTH ICELANDIC WATERS IN BAD WEATHER BY THE WEEKEND AS A RESULT OF TALKS TO BE HELD WITH THE FISHING INDUSTRY TOMORROW. HE SAID HE WOULD PRESS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF A BAN OF VESSELS GOING TO AREAS WHERE CONDITIONS WERE ANYTHING LIKE THOSE OFF ICELAND AT PRESENT; REGULAR RADIO REPORTS BY TRAWLER -- EVERY 12 HOURS IF POSSIBLE; FULL RESCUE OPERATIONS IF SHIPS FAILED TO REPORT AND RADIO OPERATORS ON ALL TRAWLERS. HE ALSO SAID A FULL INQUIRY WOULD BE HELD WHICH COULD REVOLUTIONISE THE ENGLISH FISHING INDUSTRY.

    ONE OF THE TRAWLERMENS' WIVES AMONG THE DELEGATION SAID:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAVN1LMB23MIO9GELVTOOPI12J
    Media URN:
    VLVAVN1LMB23MIO9GELVTOOPI12J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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