Oil from Kuwait comes the long way round to Britain because of the Suez Crisis.
Isle of Grain, Kent.
LS tracking shot from launch approaching tanker (Athena Livanos, 29,000 tons) as she sails into the Medway in the care of three tugs. Another tracking shot (rather choppy). Nearly at her berth, the ropes are carried ashore to the Dolphins (two scenes). Three scenes with pipes in the foreground, ship easing alongside jetty. MS bows ... bringing her in by winch. 2 shots of the masthead with flags flying. MS.Operator opening the valves that will allow the oil to flow along the pipelines to the storage tanks. CU.Showing in foreground the notice "Kuwait Oil" MS.Large feed pipes in foreground. Masthead. Several scenes follow showing the lowering of the large feed pipes which are connected to the ship's outlet valves which are connected to the ship's pumps ashore. MS.Captain Dimetrious Katfoulias (while being interviewed) CU.Captain. Captain, wife and child are welcomed by British Petroleum representative..... pan to LS.British Petroleum's Kent refinery.