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    THREE YACHTS WERE REPORTED MISSING WHEN THEY FAILED TO ARRIVE IN MACAO FROM HONG KONG ON MONDAY (17 FEBRUARY).

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    VARIOUS SHOTS OF THE THREE YACHTS; KOALA, TOLO AND NORDICA, LYING IN MACAO HARBOUR AFTER THEIR JOURNEY FROM HONG KONG.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THREE YACHTS WERE REPORTED MISSING WHEN THEY FAILED TO ARRIVE IN MACAO FROM HONG KONG ON MONDAY (17 FEBRUARY). THREE OTHERS ARRIVED SAFELY IN MACAO ON THE SAME DAY, THOUGH THEY REPORTED HAVING BEEN SEARCHED BY CHINESE PATROL VESSELS.

    NO NEWS HAD BEEN RECEIVED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) OF THE THREE MISSING YACHTS, THOUGH REPORTS FROM THE CREWS OF THE THREE YACHTS WHICH ARRIVED SAFELY IN MACAO SUGGEST THAT THE OTHER YACHTS WERE STOPPED AND TOWED AWAY BY MAINLAND CHINESE PATROL VESSELS.

    THE SIX YACHTS WERE ON A CHINESE NEW YEAR TRIP FROM HONG KONG TO MACAO. ALTHOUGH THREE OF THEM ARRIVED SAFELY, A POLICE SPOKESMAN IN MACAO STATED THAT THREE MEMBERS OF THE CREW OF THE NORDICA HAD BEEN ARRESTED OUTSIDE MACAO TERRITORIAL WATERS BY A CHINESE GUNBOATS; THEY INCLUDED A DUTCH TELEVISION CAMERAMAN.

    THE THREE MISSING YACHTS, MORASUM, UIN-NA-MARA AND REVERIE, HAD A TOTAL OF FIFTEEN PEOPLE ON BOARD OF VARIOUS NATIONALITIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACBF3UE9ZJWDLSJWHW4ZD6Y5BP
    Media URN:
    VLVACBF3UE9ZJWDLSJWHW4ZD6Y5BP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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