The first ship to be built in Egypt's Alexandria shipyards, appropriately named the "Alexandria", was launched on Saturday (22 May).
SV Name of ship
SCU PAN Dr Fouad Mohieddin, Governor of Alexandria, arrives
SV Overhead banner
SV PAN Dr Sidky arrives waving to crowd
CU Soldier with gun
SV PAN Dr Sidky up to platform & waves to crowd
TGV Crowd waving back
SCU Dr Sidky ready to launch ship
SV Sacrificial cow
LV Ship launched
SCU Dr Sidky
GV Crowd ZOOM INTO ship outside dock
Initials SGM/1714 GSM/1740
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Background: The first ship to be built in Egypt's Alexandria shipyards, appropriately named the "Alexandria", was launched on Saturday (22 May). As it is the first of six being constructed there with the help of Soviet technicians, Visnews cameraman Ken Ludlow travelled to Alexandria for the ceremony.