• Short Summary

    A wine tanker is disabled by gale off San Francisco. America.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Title - 'Drama of tanker disabled in gale'. Off San Francisco, United States of America (USA).

    Aerial shots of the tanker 'Angelo Petri' in the middle of rough seas. LS's spectators on shore. Aerial shot the tanker and the roadway and beach blocked with spectators. LS of one of the rescue helicopters coming in to land.

    LS the helicopter landing. LS spectators. LS ambulances waiting on shore. Various shots as survivors are brought in by helicopter and depart either by ambulance or bus. Aerial shot of the crippled tanker at sea.

    Cataloguer's note: American commentary.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:58:00 / 01:27:53:00
    UN 3318 K

Comments (1)

  1. questinv says

    I was an Ordinary Seaman on the Petri in '64 or '65 for two 45 day trips from Stockton to NJ. . . just a college student on one of a number of ships that were mostly throughout the Pacific to Asia. I was not aware that the Petri had actually broken in two earlier and her stern section was towed into Anchorage where it was used to provide power for 8 years before being put back together again and SS tanks installed for the wine and chemicals. There was a recent film about the Cape Cod rescue of the same kind of breakup on a sister ship. The film is "The Finest Hours" and it was like watching a home movie for me.

    It is worth watching as the men are all gathered in the Fidley.

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