• Short Summary

    MADAME ANTOINETTE MOBUTU, WIFE OF THE CONGO-KINSHASA'S HEAD OF STATE, YESTERDAY RENAMED A 260FT (85 METRES) RIVER BOAT THE "PRESIDENT MOBUTU".

  • Description

    1.
    GV & SV THE VESSEL "PRESIDENT MOBUTU" OUTSIDE
    0.11

    2.
    CLOSER V..DITTO
    0.17

    3.
    SV RADAR SCANNER BOAT
    0.22

    4.
    SV PATROL BOAT
    0.30

    5.
    GV CROWDS ON QUAYSIDE (5 SHOTS)
    1.04

    6.
    SV PAN MADAME MOBUTU ARRIVES AND TAKES POSITION (2 SHOTS)
    1.20

    7.
    SV MADAME MOBUTU CUTS RIBBON
    1.23

    8.
    SV CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE SMASHES ON BOAT'S HULL
    1.26

    9.
    MV MADAME MOBUTU LOOKS ON
    1.31

    10.
    SV & GTV MADAME MOBUTU BOARDING BOAT
    1.50

    11.
    CU LETTER "P" ON BOAT
    1.53

    12.
    LV BOAT BEING UNTIED FROM QUAYSIDE
    1.55

    13.
    SV CROWDS WAVE
    1.58

    14.
    GV BOAT DOWN RIVER
    2.05



    Initials JBC/VS/BOB/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MADAME ANTOINETTE MOBUTU, WIFE OF THE CONGO-KINSHASA'S HEAD OF STATE, YESTERDAY RENAMED A 260FT (85 METRES) RIVER BOAT THE "PRESIDENT MOBUTU". LATER, THE PRESIDENT AND 200 GUESTS MADE A TWO-HOUR TRIP IN THE VESSEL TO MARK THE OCCASION.

    THE BOAT, FORMERLY THE "GENERAL OLSEN", HAD BEEN RE-EQUIPPED AND NOW CONTAINS A PRESIDENTIAL SUITE AND 28 PASSENGER CABINS. ON DECK THERE IS A HELICOPTER LANDING PLATFORM.

    MADAME MOBUTU PERFORMED THE RENAMING CEREMONY WITH THE TRADITIONAL BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE. THEN THE GUESTS WENT ABOARD AND THE VESSEL, WITH ITS ALL-CONGOLESE CREW, SET SAIL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5MBP9OOEP7T4B871DFVRJBL6I
    Media URN:
    VLVA5MBP9OOEP7T4B871DFVRJBL6I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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