Survivors of destroyer USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754) arrive at a U.S. carrier in the South China Sea.
South China Sea Date:1969, October 8 Duration:2 min 45 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A collision between Royal Australian Navy HMAS Melbourne (R-21) and destroyer USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754) while taking part in SEATO (Southeast Asia Treaty Organization) exercise in the South China Sea. HMAS Melbourne (R-21) rests on water. Secured gangway of a carrier. The ship's crane hangs over a utility boat on the deck edge elevator. Crewmen in the elevator. Boat crew in a boat receives a crane hook. The utility boat being lowered into water. It pulls away. The utility boat with survivors approaches rapidly. The utility boat skids on the deck of the ship. Crewmen seen nearby. The boat crew in the boat. Crewmen seen in the foreground on the deck edge elevator. Hospital Corpsmen walk from the elevator to the hangar bay in the background. Tables set up in the hangar bay. Survivors sitting in chairs nearby.
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