The Danish freighter vessel 'Inge Toft' 'under arrest' by the Egyptian Government was filmed by VISNEWS, June 19, at Port Said.
GV. Port Said Port.
GV. "Inge Toft".
CU. Name on side of ship PAN up to bridge.
ANNEE SHOT.Men on deck.
LV. Stern flag.
SIDE V. Name on ship.
BACK V. Ship's stern.
SIDE V. Ship's bridge.
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Background: The Danish freighter vessel 'Inge Toft' 'under arrest' by the Egyptian Government was filmed by VISNEWS, June 19, at Port Said. Since May 21 the ship has been detained for carrying an Israeli cargo in the Suez Canal.
'Inge Toft' skipper has been ordered to stay where he is and not to unload any more of his 5,000 tons of cement, destined for Far East markets. The Egyptian authorities have stated that once 'Inge Toft' discharges its cargo it will be free to go, until such time the vessel will be held at Port Said, "even if the vessel has to stay 10 years" said UAR newspaper Al Ahram.
Since the take-over one Suez by Nasser in 1956 vessels carrying Israeli cargo have been stopped from using the canal. Egypt's reason for this is that she is still at war with Israel, she claims that the 1949 armistice did not end hostilities.
So the 'Inge Toft' waits and waits.