LAUNCH OF BOW SECTION OF FIRST SUPER SUPER-TANKER AND INTERVIEW WITH MANAGING DIRECTOR OF LITHGOW SHIPYARD

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Places:

  • Renfrewshire

Subjects:

  • Ships and shipping

Genres:

  • Television news

Series:

  • Scotland today

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: LAUNCH OF BOW SECTION OF FIRST SUPER SUPER-TANKER AND INTERVIEW WITH MANAGING DIRECTOR OF LITHGOW SHIPYARD

Reference number: T2099

Date: 1974

Production company: STV

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.50 mins

Description: A look at the launch of the bow section of the supertanker 'Nordic Clansman' with flashback footage of the launch of one of the other parts. Also includes an interview with the Managing Director of Lithgow shipyard, Ross Belch, on the future of such supertankers.

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Shotlist: Gvs of the bow section slipping down the launch strip into the Clyde (0.20) Flashback material from the launch of the first half of the tanker with the part sitting in dock before launch, the launch and the tugs directing the bulk (1.10) Pan from spectators on the banks of the Clyde to the section of ship being launched (1.18) M/s of the bow section in the Clyde (1.27) Zoom out for a wide shot of the districts surrounding the shipyard (1.38) Gvs of men at work in the shipyard and the newly modernised yard itself (2.04) The bow heads off into the Clyde (2.11) The still blue waters of the Clyde (2.17) Some of the spectators watching the scene (2.20) men at work on the bow of the ship (2.33) Talking head iv. with managing Director of Lithgow shipyard on the prospects for the Lower Clyde and how they are planning to build super super tankers in the future (3.59) Trim of previous material from around the shipyard (6.50)