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Title:SEA VIXEN OF 899 SQUADRON INTERCEPTS THE TANKER MANUELLA DURING THE RHODESIAN OIL EMBARGO [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 3633
Summary: Aerial views of the tanker Manuella, intercepted by British naval forces while north of Beira in the Mozambique Channel.
Description: Opening shot is a HA onto the deck of a civilian ship from a helicopter as an aircrewman is winched back onboard the aircraft. Cut to a view along the flightdeck of HMS Eagle from an aircraft about to be launched by catapult. Cut again to a high-speed passing shot of the tanker Manuella, and MS of companion aircraft XP 958 - the two Vixens orbit the Manuella which has now been intercepted by HMS Berwick, making repeated passes over the tanker. Final aerial views of Eagle as the camera-aircraft returns to the carrier.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations (Navy) (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy, EAGLE (HMS), aircraft carrier (1946) (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, BERWICK (HMS), frigate (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, Sqdn 899 (regiment/service)