• Short Summary

    2,000 tons of Wing Peng from Panama visits Phnom Penh four times. She brought rice?

  • Description


    Roll 1 thru 3



    Fully loaded track leave pier



    Chinese engineer repairs ship engine at engine room


    3.
    Various shots of the above scene



    Radio officer contact with hongkong and makes record into logbook



    Navigator checks map and circulates and writes down into logbook



    Senior Chinese crews take lunch at dinning room



    Panning chirpy to and begs around important part of the ship



    Scare of exploded shrapnel CU



    A crew checks send bags around engine room and passes by



    life boat on the deck



    Senior crews show parts of insurgents' shelling with background of send bags



    Wide ??? thru cabin window by zooming



    Winch with winch operator working



    Winch pilot works by gesture



    GV unloading rice bags from hatch to trucks



    Shot of front part of the ship with the name of the ship "Wing Peng"



    Wide view of ship's rear part with flag, Wing Peng/Panama with foreground of rope



    GV and CU's crew watch the unloading scene from high deck



    Lifting rice bags with foreground of witch machine running



    Pulley with background of masters



    A truck moves into pier for loading rice bags



    A few shots of Mekong river scene with vessels



    Steering room with radar surrounded by sand bags




    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 2,000 tons of Wing Peng from Panama visits Phnom Penh four times. She brought rice bags from Bangkok to Phnom Penh for feeding chronically starved 2 million P. Penh people. 90 meter long and 11 Knot speed Wing Peng has 31 crews. Out of 31 crews, Captain, navigator, radio officer and engineer are from Hongkong and the other 27 crews are Cambodian nationals. 28 years old Japanese built Wing Peng were attacked by Khmer insurgents for three times but there were almost no damages. Steering room and engine room are firmly protected by sandbags. Captain receives 4,000 HK$, Navigator 1,800 HK$, radio officer 2,000 engineer 3,400 HK$ with 50 % of danger bonus during they travel danger zone (from S. Vietnam to P. Penh) If they travel danger zone for 15 days, captain receives 6,000 HK$ monthly (monthly salary 4,000 plus 50 % of danger bonus 2,000 HK$). The crews visit dancing hall or Chinese restaurant during their off duty hours. Khmer nationals crews receive 300-400 HK$.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA324K4UZYOLHPWBHV5LVWHWI1X
    Media URN:
    VLVA324K4UZYOLHPWBHV5LVWHWI1X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:08:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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