• Short Summary

    Trinity House ship sets out from Harwich to clean and replace fuel of buoys at sea.

  • Description

    Harwich, Essex.

    Several shots of buoys at a warehouse on the quay. Various shots show the Trinity House Vessel 'Siren' setting out to sea to carry out maintenance on buoys; a naval flag showing the Union Jack and the Trinity House Jack is hoisted; officers are seen using sextants and plotting their course on a chart. Nice M/S of a sailor tying on a life jacket. Sailors drop anchor beside a buoy, hoist weather balloons and ring bells on the ship.

    The buoy is cleaned of mussels and limpets on the base, fitted with a new gas cylinder to power the flashing light and lowered back into the sea. The sea crustaceans are thrown back into the water.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    389.04
    Media URN:
    4149
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1966
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:05:00 / 01:26:50:00
    Canister:
    CP 624

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