• Short Summary

    Tanker "Bridgewater" breaks in two in hurricane, crew rescued and taken to Australian port.

  • Description

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1713.08
    Media URN:
    53216
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:07:00 / 01:19:04:00
    Canister:
    62/20

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