Tanker "Bridgewater" breaks in two in hurricane, crew rescued and taken to Australian port.
Title reads: "Tanker Rescue".
Off coast of Australia.
Tanker breaks in two in hurricane. Aerial shot tanker "Bridgewater". C/U pilot of bomber from which pictures are taken. Men can be seen standing on deck of stern section of the sinking ship. C/U pilot, he sights bow section, a long way from the stern section. Aerial shot bow section listing dangerously in the heavy seas.
Aerial shot the Italian tanker "Elios" coming to the rescue. L/S lifeboat carrying seven men away from bow section of the broken ship. C/U engine of the bomber. A lifeboat and a raft are seen coming away from the stern section. Aerial shot stern section. L/S tanker "Elios" as it comes into port of Geelong. Various shots crew of the "Bridgewater" on the "Elios" - all look happy to be rescued.