• Short Summary

    While repairs were being carried out on a shipway in a Copenhagen shipbuilders yard April 21, supports cradling the 870 ton Danish ship "Sverige" collapsed, and the 52-year old coaster toppled sideways into the harbour.

  • Description

    1.
    GV. Ship lying over on side in Harbour
    0.05

    2.
    NEARER VIEW. Ditto
    0.08

    3.
    CU. PAN Up from bow to angle of ship
    0.15

    4.
    LV. Ship on side - men in F.G.
    0.18

    5.
    SV Workers at side of ship
    0.22

    6.
    LV Ship on side
    0.25

    7.
    SV. Ditto - Pumping in progress
    0.29

    8.
    CU. Ditto
    0.32

    9.
    LV. Pan ship on side
    0.36

    10.
    SV. Slipway Structure - Damaged.
    0.39

    11.
    LV. Ship on side
    0.43



    Initials TDH/V/AHS/CVW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: While repairs were being carried out on a shipway in a Copenhagen shipbuilders yard April 21, supports cradling the 870 ton Danish ship "Sverige" collapsed, and the 52-year old coaster toppled sideways into the harbour.

    Many of the twenty workmen aboard were able to jump clear, but three engineers, working below decks, were thrown against the bulk-heads and badly injured.

    Divers have reported that the "Sverige" will no more shuttle freight between Copenhagen and Stockholm. The damage is so great that it would be uneconomical to attempt repairs.

    When pumping-out operations are completed, the "Sverige" will be cut into pieces and used as scrap.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7Z5JAMH96ZRWMAXZDJJ0DB7LE
    Media URN:
    VLVA7Z5JAMH96ZRWMAXZDJJ0DB7LE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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