• Short Summary

    ONE OF THE BIGGEST COLLIERS EVER TO WORK AN AUSTRALIAN PORT REACHED SYDNEY ON HER MAIDEN RECENTLY.

  • Description

    1.
    TANKER (2 SHOTS)
    12 1/2 ft

    2.
    SUPERSTRUCTURE AND SHIP
    15 ft

    3.
    TWO MEN ON WHARF
    17 1/2 ft

    4.
    MOORING LINE AND TUG
    20 1/2 ft

    5.
    CU NAME "SANGOH MARU"
    22 ft

    6.
    HA SHOT LOOKING ALONG DECK WITH ALL HATCHES VISIBLE
    24 1/2 ft

    7.
    SECTION OF HATCH COVER WHEEL IN FOREGROUND
    27 ft

    8.
    MS HATCH GOING ALONG ROLLERS
    29 ft

    9.
    HEAVING UP INTO PREVIOUS FOLDS ON DRUM
    32 ft

    10.
    CRANE LIFTING HOPPER TRUCKS UP OVER INTO DECK
    36 ft

    11.
    BOTTOM FLAP TO LET COAL OUT
    39 ft

    12.
    COAL POURS DOWN INTO HOLD
    43 1/2 ft

    13.
    BOW OF SHIP
    45 ft



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    Background: ONE OF THE BIGGEST COLLIERS EVER TO WORK AN AUSTRALIAN PORT REACHED SYDNEY ON HER MAIDEN RECENTLY. ALMOST 580 FEET IN LENGTH, THE "SANGOH MARU" IS OWNED BY COMPANIES AFFILIATED WITH THE MITSUI ORGANISATION, ONE OF JAPAN'S BIGGEST INDUSTRIAL CONCERNS.

    DESIGNED TO OPERATE AT SPEEDS OF ABOUT 14 KNOTS, THE DIESEL-DRIVEN COLLIER HAS A GROSS TONNAGE OF ABOUT 5,500 TONS. SHE CARRIES A CREW OF 38.

    CONSTRUCTION OF THE COLLIER BEGAN IN MARCH THIS YEAR. SHE WAS LAUNCHED 5 1/2 MONTHS LATER. SHE IS NOW ON A 5-YEAR ASSIGNMENT, SHIPPING NEW SOUTH WALES COAL TO JAPAN. THE EIGHT HATCH COVERS ARE BUILT IN SECTIONS. OPERATED BY A STEAM WINCH, EACH SECTION FOLDS BACK NEATLY ON TOP OF THE OTHERS.

    "THE SANGOH MARU" WILL CARRY MORE THAN 23,000 TONS OF COAL ON EACH VOYAGE TO JAPAN. THE BEGINNING OF HER SERVICE WAS PLANNED TO COINCIDE WITH THE COMPLETION OF A NEW BULK COAL LOADING PLANT AT BALMAIN, EXPECTED TO BE FULLY OPERATIONAL BY MARCH NEXT YEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7GNQ8NZX8FPCM2R642S4003JL
    Media URN:
    VLVA7GNQ8NZX8FPCM2R642S4003JL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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