• Short Summary

    AS THE SEARCH CONTINUED FOR SURVIVORS OF THE DANISH DREDGE "CAPTAIN NEILSEN", WHICH CAPSIZED IN MORETON BAY, OFF THE QUEENSLAND COAST OF AUSTRALIA JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT ON SEPTEMBER 20, THERE WERE STILL EIGHT MEN NOT ACCOUNTED FOR.

  • Description

    1.
    AERIAL VIEW OF RESCUE
    .3 ft

    2.
    PAN OVER CRAFT TO HULL
    .6 ft

    3.
    SKINDIVERS IN WATER
    9 ft

    4.
    PAN OVER SKINDIVERS AND BOATS
    16 ft

    5.
    SURVIVORS ON LAUNCH
    20 ft

    6.
    SURVIVOR BROUGHT ABOARD
    24 ft

    7.
    GEAR PASSED ABROAD - OXYGEN
    29 ft

    8.
    SURVIVORS IN LAUNCH
    32 ft

    9.
    OXYGEN GIVEN TO MAN ON DECK
    35 ft

    10.
    MAN IN SHIRT
    36 ft

    11.
    MAN IN SHIRT TILT TO CABIN BOY
    40 ft

    12.
    PAN OVER TO HULL 3 MEN
    44 ft

    13.
    2 LISTEN ON HAMMERS, LISTEN, HITS AGAIN, LISTEN
    51 ft

    14.
    AIR HOSE INTO CABIN
    55 ft

    15.
    FIRST MAN OUT & INTO BOAT NAKED
    68 ft

    16.
    SECOND HAULED ABOARD
    66 ft

    17.
    BOATS AT HULL
    67 ft

    18.
    HELICOPTER AWAY
    71 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/YA/AB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AS THE SEARCH CONTINUED FOR SURVIVORS OF THE DANISH DREDGE "CAPTAIN NEILSEN", WHICH CAPSIZED IN MORETON BAY, OFF THE QUEENSLAND COAST OF AUSTRALIA JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT ON SEPTEMBER 20, THERE WERE STILL EIGHT MEN NOT ACCOUNTED FOR.

    RESCUE CRAFT SURROUNDED THE RED HULL OF THE DREDGE, AND AMONG THEM WERE THE BOATS OF SKINDIVERS WHO HAD ANSWERED A POLICE APPEAL FOR HELP. THE DIVERS RESCUED TWELVE MEN FROM THE MURKY WATER BENEATH THE UPTURNED DREDGE. THE SURVIVORS WERE TREATED ABOARD A LAUNCH.

    THE LATEST SUMMARY OF THE SITUATION IS: SEVEN MEN DIED, TWO HAVE NOT YET BEEN LOCATED AND FIFTEEN WERE SAVED. AS SURVIVORS WERE BROUGHT ABOARD, THEY WERE GIVEN OXYGEN -- MOST OF THEM HAD BEEN TRAPPED UNDERWATER WITH ONLY SMALL POCKETS OF STALE AIR KEEPING THEM ALIVE. CAPTAIN KARL FLINDT, MASTER OF THE DREDGER, WAS ONE OF THE MEN GIVEN OXYGEN.

    RESCUE WORKERS BEGAN POUNDING ON THE SURFACE OF THE UPTURNED HULL HOPING FOR A REPLY BELOW. HOURS HAD PASSED AND HOPES OF FINDING THE TRAPPED MEN ALIVE WERE FADING.... THEN A WEAK REPLY SENT AN AIR HOSE BELOW TO WHERE TWO MEN WHERE GASPING THE LAST OF A FEW CUBIC FEET OF BAD AIR. THEY WERE RESCUED AFTER BEING TRAPPED FOR MORE THAN 12 HOURS.

    UNABLE TO TALK, THEY SMILED THEIR THANKS TO THE SKINDIVERS BEFORE BEING TAKEN TO THE BRISBANE HOSPITAL BY HELICOPTER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4WWF7N10NL5ZW9SMNTM6YB6N5
    Media URN:
    VLVA4WWF7N10NL5ZW9SMNTM6YB6N5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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