• Short Summary

    THE LARGEST CARGO VESSEL TO BE BUILT IN BELGIAN SHIPYARDS WAS LAUNCHED YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) FROM THE NAVAL YARDS AT TAMISE, ON THE RIVER SCHELDT, NEAR ANTWERP.

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    VARIOUS SHOTS OF SHIP; GRAND DUCHESS; SHIP BEING LAUNCHED.




    Initials JSU/V/MGT/GLH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE LARGEST CARGO VESSEL TO BE BUILT IN BELGIAN SHIPYARDS WAS LAUNCHED YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) FROM THE NAVAL YARDS AT TAMISE, ON THE RIVER SCHELDT, NEAR ANTWERP. THE CEREMONY WAS PERFORMED BY THE GRAND DUCHESS OF LUXEMBOURG, JOSEPHINE CHARLOTTE, SISTER OF KING BAUDOUIN OF BELGIUM.

    AS IMPLIED BY HER NAME, THE "MINERAL GHENT" IS RESIGNED FOR THE TRANSPORT OF MINERALS. WITH A DEAD-WEIGHT OF 70,000 TONS SHE IS 900 FEET (244 METRES) LONG.

    EACH OF THE 30 CREW MEMBERS HAS HIS OWN AIR CONDITIONED CABIN, SITUATED AT MAXIMUM DISTANCE FROM ENGINE ROOM NOISES. THERE IS ALSO A CINEMA, SWIMMING POOL AND LIFT CONNECTING THE WHEELHOUSE WITH THE ENGINE ROOM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7VMRGEV0P4YB2ZM4VW1ZUDDC
    Media URN:
    VLVA7VMRGEV0P4YB2ZM4VW1ZUDDC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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