• Short Summary

    THIRTEEN MILES OFF THE SINGAPORE HARBOUR IS THE HELEN MAR REEF WHERE AN INDONESIAN NAVY FRIGATE HAS BEEN STUCK SINCE NOON LAST SATURDAY (DEC. 11).

  • Description

    1.
    LS SINGAPORE HARBOUR
    0.12

    2.
    LS AUSTRALIAN MINESWEEPER TOWARD HELEN MAR REEF
    0.16

    3.
    LS RAFFLES LIGHTHOUSE
    0.28

    4.
    LS SAME MINESWEEPER TOWARD REEF
    0.31

    5.
    LS INDONESIAN FRIGATE AGROUND ON REEF
    0.35

    6.
    CU SAME MINESWEEPER
    0.39

    7.
    MS (PAN) INDONESIAN FRIGATE AGROUND (TWO SHOTS)
    1.02

    8.
    LS FRIGATE AGROUND
    1.07



    Initials CAR/VS/MK/YA/CHM



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    Background: THIRTEEN MILES OFF THE SINGAPORE HARBOUR IS THE HELEN MAR REEF WHERE AN INDONESIAN NAVY FRIGATE HAS BEEN STUCK SINCE NOON LAST SATURDAY (DEC. 11). SINCE THEN, TWO INDONESIAN WARSHIPS HAVE FAILED TO FREE THE FRIGATE WHICH RAN AGROUND AT FALLING TIDE. MEANWHILE, BRITISH AND MALAYSIAN NAVAL AUTHORITIES ARE KEEPING A CLOSE WATCH ON THE RESCUE OPERATIONS.

    AUSTRALIAN AND BRITISH NAVY, MINESWEEPERS BASED IN SINGAPORE, HAVE BEEN RUSHED TO THE SCENE -- IN THE SINGAPORE STRAITS -- TO WATCH THE RESCUE OPERATIONS FROM THE SINGAPORE TERRITORIAL WATERS.

    THIS FILM WAS SHOT FROM A BRITISH MINESWEEPER WHICH KEPT WELL ABREAST FROM THE GROUNDED FRIGATE WHICH WAS IN INDONESIAN WATERS. ANY NEARER WOULD HAVE SPARKED OFF A DISASTROUS BATTLE ON THE HIGH SEAS.

    THE INDONESIAN FRIGATE, AN EX-RUSSIAN RIGA CLASS, RAN AGROUND THREE MILES SOUTHEAST OF THE RAFFLES LIGHTHOUSE, 13 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SINGAPORE. THE VESSEL APPEARS TO BE HELPLESS BUT ATTEMPTS TO FREE HER BY INDONESIAN WARSHIPS WILL CONTINUE AT HIGH TIDE.

    (LAST SUNDAY, AN INDONESIAN GUNBOAT ROBBED SIX MALAYSIAN FISHERMEN IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS OFF BATU PAHAT, A FISHING VILLAGE SOUTHWEST OF MALAYA. THE INDONESIANS GOT AWAY WITH GBP650 STERLING WORTH OF FISHING NETS AND A BOAT.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAA44IUJLIWN2LV6DXBFD79AEY
    Media URN:
    VLVAAA44IUJLIWN2LV6DXBFD79AEY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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