The ferry boat,
Uskudar, suck by a water-spout storm on the 1st.March in the Day of?
The ferry boat,
S.V. Rescue ships.
S.C.U. Lifting area of rescue ship.
S.C.U. Rescue engineers.
S.V. Funnel of
ferry boat rising from water.
C.U. Main crane hook
S.C.U. Rescue engineer and American
officer look on.
C.U. Funnel of ferry boat out of
S.V. Rescue officials looking on.
Angle Shot. Part of ferry boat structure rising from water.
S.V.Pan From ferry boat structure to funnel.
S.V. Whole of ferry boat structure above water.
Funnel and deck above water.
C.U. Wrecked deck.
C.U. Damage to ferry boat.
S.V. Base Officer in Charge of rescue looks on.
L.S. Men play hence on to ferry boat to clear mud.
C.U. Men play hoses on to ferry from small boat.
D.V. Wrecked boat from ferry.
Group including Admiral Sadik Altincan-ex Commander of Turkish Navy (who is in
C.U. Stern of "Uskudar".
Initials S-D W.S./P.D.
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Background: The ferry boat,
Uskudar, suck by a water-spout storm on the 1st.March in the Day of Izmit, with
600 passengers on board, was raised today after nine days preparatory work.
The salvage craft used five main tackles and one auxiliary, and a crane.
Gradually the sunken vessel was pulled from the mud on the sea-bed; after six
hours the funnel was out of the water; two or three hours later the boat was
raised to the surface. It was estimated that there were about 180 tons of water
in the craft and in the region of 33 tons of mud.
The bodies of two small children and two members of the Uskudar's crew were
found on board, bringing the death-roll to about 500. The tragedy was caused by
a freak storm that not only sank the ferry boat in a matter of minutes, but also
prevented rescue craft from reaching the stricken vessel.
During the salvage operations, today, small boats carrying pressmen and
sightseers were kept from the immediate vicinity in case they disturbed the calm
waters or obstructed the salvage ships.