• Short Summary

    A BOAT SPECIALLY EQUIPPED TO DEAL WITH OIL POLLUTION AT SEA WAS SUCCESSFULLY TESTED IN THE NORTH SEA OFF THE DUTCH COAST ON WEDNESDAY (8 APRIL).

  • Description

    1.
    MV PAN ACROSS BOATS AT EXERCISE STATION
    0.06

    2.
    MV TO CU TANKER POURING OIL ONTO WATER
    0.14

    3.
    MV & CU GEOPOTES VII WITH BOOM CARRYING JETS SPRAYING CHEMICALS ONTO WATER (3 SHOTS)
    0.29

    4.
    MV DITTO
    0.33

    5.
    LV SMALLER SHIPS STANDING BY OBSERVING
    0.40

    6.
    MV GEOPOTES VII SPRAYING
    0.45



    Initials SAW/V/CT/OS


    EDITORS NOTE: WE REFER YOU TO PROD 3158/70 SERVICED 8 APRIL 70 WHICH SHOWS OIL POLLUTION CAUSED BY TANKER COLLISION OF THE WEST COAST OF BRITAIN.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A BOAT SPECIALLY EQUIPPED TO DEAL WITH OIL POLLUTION AT SEA WAS SUCCESSFULLY TESTED IN THE NORTH SEA OFF THE DUTCH COAST ON WEDNESDAY (8 APRIL).

    ONE HUNDRED TONS OF CRUDE OIL WERE PUMPED INTO THE SEA BOUT 20 MILES (32 KMS) OFF SHORE BY THE TANKER "THE ODORA."
    THE OIL POLLUTION BOAT -- THE "GEOPOTES VIII" -- SPRAYED CHEMICALS, SOME OF WHICH ARE MIXED WITH SAND, ONTO THE OIL.

    OBSERVERS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL OIL COMPANY WHICH OWNS THE GEOPOTES VII DESCRIBED THE TESTS AS A SUCCESS. THE OIL SINKS TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA AFTER IT HAS BEEN TREATED AND SCIENTISTS ARE INTERESTED TO STUDY THE EXTENT OF DAMAGE TO PLANT AND ANIMAL LIFE ON THE SEABED.

    SHIPS AND AIRCRAFT OF ROYAL DUTCH NAVY STOOD BY TO WATCH THE EXPERIMENT WHICH IS PART OF A SERIES TO PERFECT A SYSTEM TO CONTROL OIL POLLUTION AT SEA.

    INTERNATIONAL ACTION IS BEING CONSIDERED TO DEAL WITH OIL SLICKS FOLLOWING TANKER WRECKS LIKE THE TORREY CANYON DISASTER IN 1967 WHICH POLLUTED LARGE AREAS OF COAST ALONG THE ENGLISH CHANNEL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA97A614C7ND6DWNZYYQE77S5LO
    Media URN:
    VLVA97A614C7ND6DWNZYYQE77S5LO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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