• Short Summary

    Four people died when a 700-tonne (ton) dredging vessel capsized just outside Reykjavik harbour, Iceland, on October 28.

  • Description

    1.
    AV PAN Boats around overturned vessel, Sandey II
    0.15

    2.
    GV Helicopter hovering over the sea
    0.18

    3.
    GV Overturned vessel being towed by tugs
    0.24

    4.
    GV Rescue worker tapping on the bottom of the boat
    0.29

    5.
    SV Tug
    0.32

    6.
    GV Diners being prepared
    0.42

    7.
    GV divers walking across boat and entering water (2 shots)
    0.59

    8.
    SV Body being loaded to helicopter
    1.07

    9.
    GV Divers entering water
    1.11

    10.
    GV Rescue workers cutting hole in bottom of boat while others watch (3 shots)
    1.22

    11.
    SV Rescue worker entering boat through hole
    1.32

    12.
    GV & CU Diver being put on safety line and entering hull through hole (3 shots)
    1.48

    13.
    GV & PAN Rescue workers on top of vessel
    1.56




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Four people died when a 700-tonne (ton) dredging vessel capsized just outside Reykjavik harbour, Iceland, on October 28. The vessel, the Sandey II, was pumping gravel up from the sea ben in calm conditions, and there was no apparent reason or the tragedy. Two of those on board managed to climb onto the overturned hull and were taken off by the army of rescue workers who were assisted by tugs and helicopter. After the capsize, the vessel was towed to the shore and then grounded.Rescuers then cut a hole through the hull which divers used to gain entry. They found one man, who was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital. Three days later, there was, however, no sign of the other three, and it was officially believed there was no hope of finding them alive. The work of cutting through the hull was hampered by a layer of highly inflammable on the inside.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4O7UM2M85PWI9OPR3W6C16QM6
    Media URN:
    VLVA4O7UM2M85PWI9OPR3W6C16QM6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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