Men throw oil abatement product on water with flammable products and move on the deck of USS Compton offshore Newport.
Newport Rhode Island USA Date:1970, May 20 Duration:3 min 49 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The oil abatement product on the surface of water with more being sprayed. Crewmen dump bags of the abatement product into the hopper of the machine. Crewmen on the fantail. The product being sprayed on water. Life lines in the foreground. Two men stand by ready to use a flame thrower in an attempt to light the oil. The flame thrower is turned on. It throws flames over the water surface with no effect. Officers and men talk over the fantail of the destroyer. Two crewmen work around gear in card board boxes on the deck. Four crewmen on the deck of USS Compton. A man with a bucket which is used to dump kerosene over side. A man with a bag of the oil abatement product pouring it out over the ship's side. Men pour the product over the side. Military people and civilians near the life lines. Smoke on the water in the background. An officer lights a torch using a piece of wood and throws it over the side to float on water. A flare floats on the surface and burns. The flare burns in the midst of the oil abatement product on the surface with an attempt to set the product on fire along with the oil. An officer throws an object on water. An officer along the deck edge. An orange flare in the hand of an officer. Men on focsle of USS Compton. The flare burns on water as men continue to light the oil abatement product and oil. A man at the deck edge plays a flame thrower down over the water surface. Officers enter. A man holding a flame thrower looks over the side.
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