Film ID:
NEFA 22225

TODAY AT SIX: FISHERMAN - BOAT LEFT WITHOUT HIM

1968

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Description

Tyne Tees Television Today at Six report by Marion Foster about fishing vessel skipper George Fredrickson who's boat has gone missing along with his crew. This item was originally broadcast on 15 October 1968.

The item opens with Marion Foster piece to camera on the South Tyneside bank of the Tyne about the unusual case of a fisherman whose boat went missing from North Shields Fish Quay on the evening of 14 October 1968. 

Interview with skipper George Fredrickson who gives an account of the missing fishing boat, and also of his missing crew. He explains how devestating piracy, or the theft of ships, can be and that the Cullercoats Radio Station had tried to locate the boat but failed.