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Title:HMS BULWARK AIDS BURNING TANKERS IN THE GULF OF OMAN, SEPTEMBER 1958 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1669
Summary: The aircraft carrier HMS Bulwark comes to the assistance of two tankers which were on fire in the Gulf of Oman. The two vessels, SS Melika and SS Fernand Gilabert, had collided on 13 September 1958, with the loss of 21 lives.
Production Country: GB
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Footage: 1065 ft
Notes: Summary: HMS Bulwark towed SS Melika to Muscat. Members of 845 Squadron, who took part in the salvage operation, were awarded the Boyd Trophy in 1958.