• Short Summary

    Tanker 'Pine Ridge' capsized off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

  • Description

    Location: Cape Hatteras and Newport, North Carolina, United States of America (USA)

    Story of the tanker 'Pine Ridge' capsized off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

    Title reads: "Drama of tanker torn apart by raging seas"

    LS. Across fairly rough sea of half a tanker adrift. Aerial shots of the stern half of the tanker 'Pine Ridge' floundering in the Atlantic. LS. Tanker with two helicopters flying round it. Aerial view, wrecked tanker clearly showing damage.

    MS. Helicopter on the flight deck, of US Carrier 'Valley Forge'. MS. CU. Some survivors of the tanker on board the aircraft carrier. CU. Captain Clarence Melvin of 'Pine Ridge' describing his ship's plight to interviewer on the aircraft carrier, pan with the interviewer as he walks across to group of survivors standing on deck of the carrier, zoom in to C.U. one of the survivors being interviewed.

    Aerial view of the damaged tanker with rescue ships standing by. Various shots of the salvaged half of the tanker in Newport, Virginia. Various shots of Chief Engineer Richart who stayed on board the tanker, reunited with his family. (Comb. F.G.)

    Note: Paper work has different spellings for Chief Engineer Richart / Ritchart. The voice over makes it sound more like Richards.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:05:00 / 01:44:33:00
    UN 3439 G

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