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Ambassador Disaster

Series

Series Name
British Movietone News

Issue

Issue No.
1812
Date Released
24 Feb 1964
Date submitted
19 Feb 1964
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Mountain Fliers
  2. 2Youth in Focus
  3. 3America’s Cup Hope
  4. 4Ambassador Disaster
  5. 5Snowflake Wedding

Story

Story No. within this Issue
4 / 5
Summary
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Ambassador Disaster. DESCRIPTION: Wallowing in waves nearly forty feet high, the British freighter Ambassador. Six hundred miles off Nova Scotia, the seas had smashed her life boats and poured into the hatches to contaminate the fuel. With engines out of action, she was listing until her starboard rail was often under the sea. Twenty one of the crew were rescued by a Norwegian cargo ship and an American Coast Guard Cutter. Fourteen of the crew were unaccounted for. SHOTLIST: Key scene. GV aerial - Ambassador at sea. CU same. LS same. LS same and rope out of plane. GV Ambassador at sea. LS through back of plane Ambassador at sea. (All shots are aerial). (This material was originally 16 mm).
Keywords
Ships and boats; Accidents and disasters
Locations
Atlantic Ocean; Canada
Footage sources
United States of America
Card file number
87956
Credits:
Commentator
Leslie Mitchell
Length of story (in feet)
120
Story extras:

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