Six of the crew of the rebel-held Portuguese liner, 'Santa Maria', of the eight landed at Santa Lucia (Antilles) Jan 24, arrived back in Lisbon, by air, Jan 29.
GV SIX MEMBERS OF CREW WALK FROM PLANE TO BUILDING
SCV MEDICAL MEMBER OF CREW EMBRACES COLLEAGUE, ENTER ROOM POE PRESS CONFERENCE
BV PRESSMEN AROUND MEMBERS OF CREW
CU PAN.. ALONG MEMBERS OF CREW SEATED
SV MEDICAL MEMBER OF CREW TALKS TO PRESS
TV & CU DITTO
CU SICK MEMBER OF CREW
SV CREW SEATED
SV SICK MEMBER ASSISTED FROM ROOM
CU MEDICAL MEMBER EMBRACES WIFE AND MOTHER
SV ANOTHER MEMBER OF CREW EMBRACES FAMILY
CU ANOTHER MET BY FAMILY
GV PAN.. MEMBERS OF CREW LEAVE BUILDING WITH FAMILIES
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Background: Six of the crew of the rebel-held Portuguese liner, 'Santa Maria', of the eight landed at Santa Lucia (Antilles) Jan 24, arrived back in Lisbon, by air, Jan 29.
A large force of newsmen questioned them at the airport before the men were able to rejoin their families.
They said that not more than five or six Portuguese figured among the rebels led by Captain Galvao. "Everything happened very suddenly just as the ship's watch was being changed at midnight (Jan 21). Galvao and his men, mostly Spaniards, swooped into the engine room, armed with machine-guns and grenades. The ship's master could do nothing against these armed men. The seizure was a total surprise."
The same day as the men's return to Lisbon, Brazil's incoming President Janio Quadros offered refuge to the rebels. He said he was an old friend of Galvao and would not turn the ship over to the Portuguese, authorities.