Salvage operations in the Mediterranean Sea by a U.S. ARS (Salvage Ship) after 1966 Palomares B-52 crash incident. An ARS underway. A large group of civilians and USAF (United States Air Force) personnel in the hold of an LCM (Landing Craft, Mechanized). Cameramen and reporters tour the search area with U.S. Deputy-Commander Strike Force South Rear Admiral William A Guest on board LCM. Rear Admiral Guest talk to the reporters. Rear Admiral Guest in a long, leather coat points out matter to the reporters. USS Fort Snelling (LSD-30) in the background. Photographers take pictures of USS Fort Snelling.
Soviet Kresta Class I guided missile cruiser Vladivostok (No. 542) and two Soviet Zulu III or IV class patrol submarines on surface in the Mediterranean Sea.
U.S. naval activities in the Mediterranean Sea. Cruiser, USS Newport News (CA-148) with Aircraft Carrier, USS America (CV-66) and Sacramento class support ship underway. View from helicopter as it drops two finned containers into the water. A submarine at periscope depth moving at high speed towards smoke flare marking the location of the container on the surface of the water.
Soviet Kresta-Class I Guided Missile Cruiser, Vladivostok (542), underway, showing details of antenna array. Soviet Mayak Class AGI (Intelligence Collector) steaming in Mediterranean
Aircraft S-2E in flight over sea. Signal flares burn on water in the mid background. S-2E flies low over water. S-2E pulls up and banks. Helicopter SH-3A in flight. S-2E circles around while several smoke flares burn on water. USS Randolph (CV-15) underway in water. Destroyer off the starboard side of USS Randolph. Plane makes landing approach on ship. Wave off over flight deck of ship.
Activities aboard USS Randolph. Plane captain carries tie downs along flight deck. Two ordnance men stand next to aircraft in the background. Aircraft S-2Es parked in the background with wings folded. SH-2s spotted by a tractor. Tractor pulls SH-3A helicopter. Man in blue shirt stands in front of helicopter. He lifts the tow bar. Tractor backs up and helicopter is hooked up. Ordnance men wheel a homing torpedo over deck off to left in the background. SH-3A parked next to an S-2E. Man works with tow bars in the mid background. Tractor moves by in the foreground, towing an SH-3A. Helicopter comes to a stop showing part of tail section. Man works with a chain tie down, securing helicopter to deck. Two gas crewmen working next to helicopter, checks the fuel nozzle.