• Short Summary

    Egyptian control over the suez Canal becomes stronger as more Egyptian Nationals are trained to replace the international 'corps' of pilots navigating world shipping through the perilous seaway.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Port Said.
    0.05

    2.
    GTV Shipping waiting tompass through canal
    0.10

    3.
    GV Ship passing through canal.
    0.15

    4.
    SV Bridge of ship
    0.19

    5.
    GV French aircraft carrier passing
    0.28

    6.
    SV Bridge of aircraft carrier.
    0.32

    7.
    GV Aircraft carrier up canal.
    0.36

    8.
    GV Oil tanker through canal.
    0.45

    9.
    GV Two pilots boarding launch
    0.54

    10.
    Travel shot..... pilots launch.
    1.01

    11.
    CU Pilots conversing.
    1.05

    12.
    GV Pilots launch coming alongside.
    1.10

    13.
    GV Pilot waves to ship.
    1.13

    14.
    SV Officer waiting to receive pilot
    1.15

    15.
    CU Pilot going aboard.
    1.22

    16.
    CU Man at ship's wheel.
    1.25

    17.
    LV Pilot talking to ship's officer.
    1.30

    18.
    CU Pilot looking through binoculars
    1.32

    19.
    SCU Pilot shakes hands with officer.
    1.35

    20.
    GV Pilot walks towards gangway
    1.38

    21.
    TV Pilot down stairs.
    1.41

    22.
    STV Pilot steps aboard waiting launch
    1.47

    23.
    TV Paunch pulls away.
    1.55

    24.
    GV Pan... over ship up canal.
    2.02

    25.
    GV Ships up canal.
    2.07



    Initials TDH/AW/RL



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Egyptian control over the suez Canal becomes stronger as more Egyptian Nationals are trained to replace the international 'corps' of pilots navigating world shipping through the perilous seaway. Visnews recently accompanied an Egyptian pilot during a typical day's duty.

    Since its re-opening two years ago, the Suez Canal has been run by the Egyptian Authority with noteworthy success. Trouble with its 230-strong international staff of pilots now threatens to reduce this flow of revenue to a mere trickle. Terms offered with new contracts have so disgusted them that less than half have signed, and others have challenged the Authority in Egyptian courts.

    Representatives of 120 Canal pilots, among them 85 foreigners, have brought lawsuits against the Suez Canal Authority, alleging breach of contract. The new contracts, offered since the beginning of the year, alter the basic rates of pay and severely curtail the recognised 'benefits' - family and educational allowances, yearly leave with first-class travel for the pilots and their families, and bonuses for each ship piloted through the Canal - by as much as twenty per-cent.

    Those who have signed the new contracts included all the East Europeans (fifteen Russians who arrived dramatically the day the French and British left in 1956 when Nasser nationalised the Canal, and about thirty more from Poland, Rumania, Hungary, East Germany, Yugoslavia), seven Greeks and 50 Egyptians.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAXMY0W0KZWMGP9U965BHMQBUG
    Media URN:
    VLVAXMY0W0KZWMGP9U965BHMQBUG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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