• Short Summary

    THE FIRST OF FOUR NEW DANISH FISHING INSPECTION VESSELS, EACH COSTING NEARLY GBP1 MILLION WAS LAUNCHED AT ARHUS ON NOVEMBER 23RD.

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    LV "HVIDBJORNEN" PRIOR TO LAUNCHING.
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    2.
    ANGLE V..NAMEPLATE.
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    3.
    LV HELICOPTER DECK.
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    4.
    SV DITTO.
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    5.
    ANGLE V..EMBLEM ON BOWS IN UNVEILED.
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    ANGLE V..VIP'S ON PLATFORM.
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    SCU DEFENCE MINISTER HANSEN AND ADMIRAL PONTOPPIDAN.
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    SV BLOCKS KNOCKED AWAY FROM BENEATH SHIP.
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    LV SHIP DOWN SLIPWAY.
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    10.
    CU SHIPYARD WORKERS.
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    LV "HVIDBJORNEN" IN RIVER.
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    Background: THE FIRST OF FOUR NEW DANISH FISHING INSPECTION VESSELS, EACH COSTING NEARLY GBP1 MILLION WAS LAUNCHED AT ARHUS ON NOVEMBER 23RD. DEFENCE MINISTER HANSEN AND ADMIRAL PONTOPPIDAN WERE AMONG THE DISTINGUISHED GUESTS AT THE CEREMONY.

    NAMED "HVIDBJORNEN", WHICH MEANS WHITE BEAR, THE NEW VESSEL HAS DIESEL ENGINES AND IS CAPABLE OF A SPEED OF 18 KNOTS. IT ALSO CARRIES A HELICOPTER FOR TAKING QUICK OBSERVATIONS OF "DOUBTFUL" FISHING TRAWLERS FROM THE AIR. WITH A STANDARD DISPLACEMENT OF 1,350 TONS. THE "HVIDBJORNEN" CARRIES A CREW OF 70.

    THE LAUNCHING MARKS THE INTRODUCTION OF A TOUGH DANISH FISHERIES POLICY. WITH A 12-MILE FISHING LIMIT THE DECLARED INTENTION OF THE DANISH GOVERNMENT, AND LIKELY TO BE INTRODUCED IN THE NEAR FUTURE, THE NEW VESSEL IS EXPECTED TO SET OUT FOR THE RUGGED, WIND-SWEPT FAROE ISLANDS IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC BY MAY, 1962. THE ARRIVAL OF THE "HVIDBJORNEN" IS EXPECTED TO QUIETEN SOME OF THE HEAVY CRITICISM PUT FORWARD BY FAROE RESIDENTS IN RECENT MONTHS OVER THE DANISH FISHERY PROTECTION SERVICE IN THE AREA.. THESE COMPLAINTS WERE ONLY SLIGHTLY REDUCED WHEN A DANISH NAVAL FRIGATE, THE "NIELS EBBESEN" FRIED UPON AND HIT THE BRITISH TRAWLER, "RED CRUSADER," EARLIER THIS YEAR. PRESSURE ON DENMARK TO IMPROVE ITS FISHERY PROTECTION SERVICE HAS ALSO COME FROM THE POLITICAL FRONT IN THE FAROES WHERE ONE OF THE MAIN PARTIES STILL HOLDS A PROGRAMME THAT WOULD SEVER ALL CONNECTIONS WITH DENMARK AND MAKE THE FAROES AN INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC. DANISH NAVY OFFICERS HAVE FREQUENTLY IN THE PAST COMPLAINED THAT THEIR SHIPS WERE OUT-DATED AND COULD NOT CATCH A MODERN TRAWLER IF IT WON A SLIGHT START.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA13KPR2J0VIN23ECT3E16Y49YB
    Media URN:
    VLVA13KPR2J0VIN23ECT3E16Y49YB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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