• Short Summary

    A giant drilling barge - for the North Sea Oil Explorations - has been launched at John Brown's shipyard on the Clyde.

  • Description

    1.
    Pan from river to oil rig on slipway
    0.05

    2.
    C/S "Launch" flag
    0.07

    3.
    Props being knocked away
    0.09

    4.
    Props being carried away
    0.13

    5.
    "All Clear" sign
    0.14

    6.
    MS Mr. Parker pressing launching button
    0.16

    7.
    Rig going down slipway
    0.23

    8.
    MS Men cheering
    0.25

    9.
    LS. Rig until tugs in river
    0.28

    10.
    LS. Quayside with "legs"
    0.32


    FILM: - The Clyde had never seen a launch - or a barge - quite like it!
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A giant drilling barge - for the North Sea Oil Explorations - has been launched at John Brown's shipyard on the Clyde. It was the first of three barges - costing a total of about six million pounds - which John Brown's are building for the International Drilling Company. It was an unusual launch - of an unusual vessel.

    The launching flag was there. But otherwise, there was no launching ceremony... no bands playing... no bottle of champagne. Just the pressing of a tiny button.

    And the giant barge -- complete with helicopter platform - went smoothly down the slipway into the river. A ship with a difference. A ship, not so much to sail the sea, as to stand on the sea bottom.

    It's giant steel legs will be fitted later.

    The Barge - able to drill to a depth of twenty thousand feet under the North Sea bottom - is expected to go into service in August.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAJDABKFJ0OPHT6PNHIP7ZL9TM
    Media URN:
    VLVAJDABKFJ0OPHT6PNHIP7ZL9TM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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