• Short Summary

    THE WORLD'S FIRST NUCLEAR-POWERED MERCHANT VESSEL, THE N.S. SAVANNAH ARRIVED IN NEW YORK HARBOUR YESTERDAY?

  • Description

    1.
    LV SAVANNAH WITH FIREBOATS
    0.07

    2.
    SLV DITTO
    0.17

    3.
    GV BOW VIEW SAVANNAH
    0.24

    4.
    GV SAVANNAH AND BOATS
    0.31

    5.
    LV DITTO
    0.35

    6.
    GV NEW YORK SKYLINE
    0.38

    7.
    SV MN ON PIER
    0.40

    8.
    LV SAVANNAH
    0.45

    9.
    SLV PAN..BOW TO STERN
    0.57

    10.
    GV SAVANNAH - ONLOOKERS IN F/G.
    1.02



    Initials DE/V/JF/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE WORLD'S FIRST NUCLEAR-POWERED MERCHANT VESSEL, THE N.S. SAVANNAH ARRIVED IN NEW YORK HARBOUR YESTERDAY (TUESDAY). SHE SAILS ON HER MAIDEN TRANS-ATLANTIC VOYAGE ON MONDAY (JUNE 8).

    AS SHE SAILED UP THE NEW YORK WATERFRONT, THE SAVANNAH RECEIVED A BOISTEROUS WELCOME WITH FIREBOATS SPURTING PLUMES OF WATER INTO THE AIR AROUND HER. POLICE HELICOPTERS AND PRIVATE AIRCRAFT CIRCLED OVERHEAD WHILE TUGBOATS, DECKED WITH FLAGS, BLEW THEIR WHISTLES.

    TO COMPLY WITH HARBOUR REGULATIONS, THE NUCLEAR-POWERED SHIP BERTHED AT THE END OF THE PIER -- MORE THAN TWO-THOUSAND FEET (600 METRES) AWAY FROM THE NEAREST BUILDING. AT THE NEWS CONFERENCE ON BOARD THE SAVANNAH THE MASTER OF THE VESSEL, CAPTAIN DAVID MCMICHAEL SAID THAT THE SHIP WAS ABSOLUTELY SAFE AND THAT HE HAD SATISFIED THE PORT AUTHORITIES. HE SAID THERE WAS "NO CHANCE" OF A NUCLEAR EXPLOSION.

    THE SAVANNAH (13,599) IS BUILT TO CARRY 9,400 TONS OF CARGO AND HAS A SPACE FOR ABOUT 60 PASSENGERS.

    THE NEW VESSEL SAILS ON HER MAIDEN TRANSATLANTIC VOYAGE ON MONDAY AND A SPOKESMAN, ASKED ABOUT THE REACTION OVERSEAS TO THE TRIP, SAID THAT ONLY ONE PORT -- IN SWEDEN -- HAD REFUSED TO DOCK THE VESSEL. ON HER FIRST TRIP ABROAD THE SAVANNAH WILL CALL AT BREMERHAVEN (JUNE 18), HAMBURG (JUNE 23), DUBLIN (JULY 2), AND SOUTHAMPTON (JULY 7). ON THE LATER TRIP SHE WILL ALSO DOCK AT OSLO (AUG 18), COPENHAGEN (AUG 25), HELSINBORG (SEP 1 ) AND MALMO (SEPT 3).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5KHAZL13RG6YMBTP9V0I042LB
    Media URN:
    VLVA5KHAZL13RG6YMBTP9V0I042LB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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