• Short Summary

    The Russians are using a modern version of an ancient form of craft - the Catamaran - for heavy transportation work in the Caspian Sea.

  • Description

    1.
    CV Crane ship in water
    0.11

    2.
    LV TILT UP Super structure
    0.17

    3.
    SV PAN INT Officers in control room
    0.24

    4.
    LV&CU Man on microphone in control room
    0.28

    5.
    TV Anchor going down
    0.32

    6.
    GV PAN Crane lowering structure
    0.36

    7.
    SV Officer talking through microphone PAN TO structure being lowered
    0.45

    8.
    SV Cable drum turning
    0.48

    9.
    GV Structure being lowered
    0.49

    10.
    CU Crane operator
    0.54

    11.
    GV ZOOM BACK Crane working (3 shots)
    1.10

    12.
    GV PAN Structure
    1.16



    Initials CM/BOB/BJ CM/BOB/MH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Russians are using a modern version of an ancient form of craft - the Catamaran - for heavy transportation work in the Caspian Sea.

    Catamarans were used originally in Ceylon, and their speed and stability have led to their use as modern sailing vessels.

    The Russian craft is used for transporting and installing heavy steel foundations and trestles, using its 250 - ton crane.

    It will be used to assemble the parts of off-shore oil derricks, and will be able to work even in very strong gales.

    Its ten diesel engines will enable the crane-ship-which is 130 metres (yards) long - to travel at 10 knots.

    Each hull has a screw fore and aft, which enables is to manoeuvre sideways, as well as forward and back.

    The Catamaran is called "Ker - Ogly" - after the fabulous giant of Azerbaijan folklore.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2BIHW2MXKQ6ARE5RXDV0VP2PX
    Media URN:
    VLVA2BIHW2MXKQ6ARE5RXDV0VP2PX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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