• Short Summary

    The captain, his wife, the chief engineer, and a seaman were killed Sept 13 when the Italian oil tanker "Rosa Pellegrino" (1,560 tons) exploded while discharging cargo at Port Marghera, two miles from Venice, Italy.

  • Description

    1.
    LV Blazing ship
    0.04

    2.
    LV DITTO, firemen pour foam onto water
    0.07

    3.
    SIDE V..DITTO
    0.10

    4.
    LV Blazing ship
    0.17

    5.
    LV Fire on water around bows
    0.20

    6.
    LV Fire races as ship sinks to water level
    0.25

    7.
    LV Fire on water, surrounded by foam
    0.29

    8.
    SCU Ships crew members
    0.33

    9.
    4 CU's..DITTO
    0.40

    10.
    SV Fireman pours water onto petrol pipes
    0.43

    11.
    SV Foam onto water
    0.50

    12.
    LV PAN UP..blazing water above the now sunken ship. PAN UP column of smoke
    1.01

    13.
    LV Fire appliances
    1.05

    14.
    GV Column of smoke
    1.10

    15.
    LV Oil storage tanks
    0.16

    16.
    SV Firemen and other port officials
    1.18

    17.
    LV Flames over water
    1.21

    18.
    SV Fireman cools petrol pipes
    1.23

    19.
    LV Column of smoke
    1.27



    Initials TDH/S/MR/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The captain, his wife, the chief engineer, and a seaman were killed Sept 13 when the Italian oil tanker "Rosa Pellegrino" (1,560 tons) exploded while discharging cargo at Port Marghera, two miles from Venice, Italy.

    Bursting into flames, the ship split in half and sank. Members of the crew jumped into the water and were rescued by launches from another vessel. Several are still reported missing.

    Firemen were called in from a wide area to fight the inferno which at one time threatened the whole oil storage harbour. Fire-boats used foam extensively to prevent burning oil from floating through the lagoon to Venice.

    After several hours, firemen succeeded in extinguishing the blaze. But the "Rosa Pellegrino" was pronounced too badly damaged to make salvage worthwhile.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA17JF9MNH3G9IEHSJCDLK3MZXL
    Media URN:
    VLVA17JF9MNH3G9IEHSJCDLK3MZXL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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