Ice-breaker on the Chotsk Sea, Russia, sends out men in small boat to harpoon seals.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unknown / unclear.
Chotsk Sea, Russia, USSR / Union of Soviet Socialists Republics
LS and MS Icebreaker "Penza" moving along through ice floes. MS Ship being steered, shot taken from behind steering wheel. CU Captain Vladimir Skhrabov looking through binoculars for seals. LS Ice covered sea with seal on ice. Various shots at night, as rowing boats set off in search of seals. Good CUs of seals in the snow. LS Men in rowboat. LS "Nerps" seals in the snow. LS Boat nears shore, man seated behind harpoon. LS Seals keels over after being shot. CU Back view, man fires harpoon. LS Seal on ice staggers. LS Boat nears shore. MS One of the hunters holding baby seal. CU Baby seal. LS Baby seal is set free and runs into the water.
Note: "Date received" on original record reads: 20/07/1960.