The Third "Peace in the Sea" conference attended by delegates from more than 20 countries, opened in Valetta on Tuesday (27 June).
CU Leaflet: Pacem in Maribus
MV Delegates at table
SCU Sir Anthony Mamo speaking at opening
SVs Audience, newsmen (2 shots)
SV Hamilton Amerasinghe speaking
GV delegates at table
GV & SV Pontoon and sub leave mooring (4 shots)
SCU Jorg Haas with camera
MV ZOOM INTO CU of sub being prepared for dive (2 shots)
MV Hans Haas and diver and CU ditto into sub and hatch closes (3 shots)
GV PAN underwater
MV Diver filming underwater (2 shots)
GV TILT UP underwater to surface
GV Crew on Umbrina, yacht
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Background: The Third "Peace in the Sea" conference attended by delegates from more than 20 countries, opened in Valetta on Tuesday (27 June). And while the conference was getting underway, development trials on a West German experimental submarine for marine research continued at sea off the Maltese coast.
The six-day "Peace in the Sea" conference is attended by ecologists, fishery experts, statesmen and ocean scientists. It was opened by Maltese Governor-General Sir Anthony Mamo.
The conference's chairman is Mr. Hamilton Amerasinghe, Sri Lanka's -- formerly Ceylon -- Ambassador to the United Nations.
The conference will discuss six study projects including disarmament and arms control of the seabed, the development of the Mediterranean and a constitution of the oceans.
Tuesday also saw another day of sea trials for the West German experimental scientific submarine, "Mermaid". Weighing 6.3 tons, the submarine was designed by Dr. Jorg Haas. The two-man "Mermaid" is being tested by Austrian-born underwater explorer, Hans Haas. The submarine, which it's hoped will become the prototype for a new generation of research vessels, is designed for deep-sea work at a low cost.
The highly-manoeuvrable vessel was recently tested to a depth of 1000 feet (approximately 300 m.)
SYNOPSIS: A leaflet was one of the features of Tuesday's opening of the Third "Peace in the Sea" conference in Valetta on Tuesday.
The conference was officially opened by Malta's Governor-General, Sir Anthony Mamo.
Delegates from more than twenty countries are taking part.
The conference chairman is Hamilton Amerasinghe, the Ambassador of Sri Lanka, as Ceylon is now called, to the United Nations.
And while the conference was getting under way on Tuesday, the West German experimental scientific submarine "Mermaid" continued its sea trials. The "Mermaid" is a two-man vessel, designed for deep-sea investigation at low cost.
It was designed by Dr. Jorg Haas.
The "Mermaid" is highly-manoeuvrable and the builders hope that submarines which follow it in future will form the "new generation" of underwater research vessels.
Dr. Hans Haas, an Austrian-born underwater explorer, took the "Mermaid" out on its test run on Tuesday. The test is in keeping with the "Peace in the Sea" conference, which is attended by ecologists, fishery experts, statesmen and ocean scientists. It's to last for six days. After the "Mermaid" set out, it soon submerged to begin the major part of the day's trial.
The "Mermaid's" work is closely related to that of the conference in Valetta. The delegates will be discussing six study projects including disarmament and arms control of the seabed, the development of the Mediterranean and a constitution of the oceans.
Dr. Hans Haas, who sailed aborad the "Mermaid" on Tuesday's run, was one of the first men to explore the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean beneath the surface.