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Cruise ship fire and rescue effort

Title
Cruise ship fire and rescue effort
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
1 Dec 1994
Year of production
1994
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Duration
00:03:16
Description
Victoria Smith reports on the fire on cruise liner Achille Lauro off East Africa and the rescue operation. The liner has been beset by problems including a Palestinian hijack in 1985. 2 people are reported dead and 8 injured. Nearby ships including tanker Hawaiian King rescued passengers and crew and are proceeding to nearby ports. Includes interview with Alan Foggett, MD of Starlight Travel Agency, organisers for South Africans onboard; Italian coastguard (organising rescue effort); Starlauro (owners of ship) spokesman.
Contributors
Victoria Smith; Alan Foggett
Keywords
Deaths; Fires; Seaborne disasters; Ships; Cruise ships; Rescue work; Achille Lauro; Hawaiian King (ship)

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