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Title:OPERATION HARLING, RED SEA AND GULF OF SUEZ, 1984 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6916
Other titles:MISCELLANEOUS OLD ADMIRALTY BUILDING TAPES [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Unedited footage of Operation Harling (mine countermeasures operations in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Suez, 1984).
Description: General views of shipping and coastal town (Suez ?). Yellow remote controlled submersibles are lowered over the side of minesweeper by crane. On board, operator watches images from the submersible's camera on video screen. Submersible is retrieved. Shots from small inflatable boat of buoy (?) being placed in the water. Divers kit up and get into the water. Sailors on shore leave in Cairo: sphinx and Great Pyramid, sailor tries his hand riding a camel, ratings shopping for souvenirs and having a drink. Suez Canal: minesweeper HMS Wilton (M1116) sails past, Oil Endeavour is also seen. Footage from submersible's camera shows cylindrical object on canal bed, also undersea life.