• Short Summary

    Eight hundred miles northeast of the Newfoundland coast, in the north Atlantic Ocean, a disabled 3,700-ton Soviet submarine was on Thursday (2 March) battling high seas after several attempts to take it in two had failed.

  • Description

    1.
    AV Stricken submarine from Argue aircraft
    0.05

    2.
    AV Tanker standing by
    0.08

    3.
    AV Submarine with tug nearby
    0.15

    4.
    GV Wing of aircraft
    0.18

    5.
    GV Tugs around submarine(3 shots)
    0.30

    6.
    AV Submarine (3 shots)
    0.48



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    WE APOLOGISE FOR THE POOR QUALITY OF THE FILM.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Eight hundred miles northeast of the Newfoundland coast, in the north Atlantic Ocean, a disabled 3,700-ton Soviet submarine was on Thursday (2 March) battling high seas after several attempts to take it in two had failed. The nuclear-powered missile-firing submarine was being battered by gale-whipped 200 foot seas, but was being closely watched by a fleet of nine Soviet vessels....one of them a large Kresta Class Cruiser, and another a tug. A United States Coast Guard cutter, Boutwell, is standing by in the area to provide any assistance which may be required, as well as to keep a close watch on proceedings. The "Hotel" class submarine normally has a complement of 90 men, but it's not known if any have been taken off. A watch is being kept on the vessels by NATO aircraft at periodic intervals.

    This coverage, made available by the Canadian Broadcasting Company, was filmed by Officer Tom Galley....a crew-member of a Canadian Coastguard aircraft which has been flying observation missions from its base in Novia Scotia.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5UOVRKVNG7L3VFVZ3RZ60MH6K
    Media URN:
    VLVA5UOVRKVNG7L3VFVZ3RZ60MH6K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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