Your browser does not support this video.Conceptually similarNuclear Cargoes: Mount Louis, 1984 - 4:3PublicCASTOR ACTIONS, GERMANY, 2001PublicRAINBOW WARRIOR II IN MORUROAPublicMV BELUGA BRINGS NUCLEAR WASTE FROM LA HAGUE, FRANCE TO BONN, GERMANYPublicCASTOR DUMMIES AT GREEN PARTY HEADQUARTERS, BERLIN - NEWS ACCESSPublicPLUTONIUM SHIPMENT CLIPREEL - CHERBOURG 2004 MEDIA HANDOUTPublicMV 'SOLO' ARRIVES IN HAMBURGPublicCASTOR TRANSPORT 2010 CLIPREEL IIPublicGREENPEACE PROTEST PLUTONIUM FUEL SHIPMENT TO JAPAN 1999 - CLIPREELPublicView AllID:GP39HRNuclear Cargoes: Mount Louis, 1984 - 16:9Greenpeace draws attention to the potential hazard of transporting nuclear cargoes by sea. When the French cargo vessel 'Mount Louis' sank after a collision off the port of Ostend, the French shipping company claimed that her cargo consisted of medical supplies. With information leaked from the French Transport Union, Greenpeace alerted the public to the fact that the cargo was Uranium Hexafluoride from Marcoule (France) destined for the Soviet Union where it was to be enriched. Greenpeace supported by many trade unions, notably the British National Union of Seamen, are calling for the transport of nuclear cargoes to be banned. With only eight empty flasks salvaged from the wreck, bad weather halted the salvage operation and presented a real danger that the wreck would break up and spill the remaining flasks into the sea. The MV Sirius docked in Ostend and held a press conference on board with trade unionists and conservatives. Continuing bad weather broke the Mount Louis in two and empty flasks were washed ashore, leaving the local authorities ill-equipped to deal with the situation. As the weather conditions improved the first of the thirteen full flasks was brought to the surface.On this tape: MV Sirius, press conference; the Sirius approaches the wreck; pics of the wreck; press conference; statement from Greenpeacer on board the Sirius; barrels are being salvaged and brought away (nightshots); salvage of the Mount Louis.9 Sep, 1984GreenpeaceLocations:North Sea, OstendDuration:10m41sParent folder:Nuclear Cargoes: Mount Louis, 1984 - 16:9Purpose:PublicShareKeywords:Accidents / Catastrophes (Man-Made)-Boats / Ships-Greenpeace Campaigners-Greenpeace Inflatables-Hurricanes / Storms-Inflatables-MV Sirius-Night Shots-Nuclear Waste Sea Transport-Press Conferences-Sea Pollution-Shipwrecks / Ship Graveyards-Specialised Machinery-UraniumEditing status:Edited pieceSelect usageHow will the asset be used (fees only apply on usage)?Select the Media Category for your intended usage.