• Short Summary

    MADAME ANTOINETTE MOBUTU, WIFE OF THE CONGO-KINSHASA'S HEAD OF STATE, YESTERDAY RENAMED A 260FT (85 METRES) RIVER BOAT THE "PRESIDENT MOBUTU".

  • Description

    1.
    GV "PRESIDENT MOBUTU" AT QUAYSIDE
    0.03

    2.
    SV & CU DITTO
    0.10

    3.
    CU RADAR SCANNER ON TOP OF BOAT
    0.11

    4.
    GV & SV CROWDS ON QUAYSIDE
    0.17

    5.
    SV MADAME MOBUTU ARRIVES AND TAKES POSITION ON DAIS
    0.28

    6.
    MV MADAME MOBUTU CUTS TAPE
    0.32

    7.
    SV CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE BREAKS ON HULL OF BOAT
    0.35

    8.
    SCU CROWD APPLAUD
    0.38

    9.
    SV MADAME MOBUTU BOARDS BOAT
    0.50

    10.
    CU LETTER "P" ON FUNNEL OF BOAT
    0.53

    11.
    SV BOAT BEING UNTIED FROM QUAYSIDE
    0.54

    12.
    SV CROWD WAVE
    0.57

    13.
    SV BOAT SAILS AWAY
    1.02



    Initials JBC/VS/BOB/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MADAME ANTOINETTE MOBUTU, WIFE OF THE CONGO-KINSHASA'S HEAD OF STATE, YESTERDAY RENAMED A 260FT (85 METRES) RIVER BOAT THE "PRESIDENT MOBUTU". LATER, THE PRESIDENT AND 200 GUESTS MADE A TWO-HOUR TRIP IN THE VESSEL TO MARK THE OCCASION.

    THE BOAT, FORMERLY THE "GENERAL OLSEN", HAD BEEN RE-EQUIPPED AND NOW CONTAINS A PRESIDENTIAL SUITE AND 28 PASSENGER CABINS. ON DECK THERE IS A HELICOPTER LANDING PLATFORM.

    MADAME MOBUTU PERFORMED THE RENAMING CEREMONY WITH THE TRADITIONAL BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE. THEN THE GUESTS WENT ABOARD AND THE VESSEL, WITH ITS ALL-CONGOLESE CREW, SET SAIL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACRZ624OB6T9F4HWT2QZ6YBI6F
    Media URN:
    VLVACRZ624OB6T9F4HWT2QZ6YBI6F
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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