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US-USSR Fishing Dispute / Suit #217317

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 10, 1971
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(Studio) United States marshals seize USSR freighter as security against damages incurred on other side of US.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Oakland, California) Massachusetts lobster fisherman files suit for damages to fishing gear cause by USSR trawlers. [Unidentified LAWYER - says United States company wants to recover damages; seizure of freighter only way to reach them.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Studio) Plaintiff in case interviewed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Westport Point, Massachusetts) [Joseph GAZIANO - says filed suit for $377,000; ship seized to provide collateral for payment of money; ship will be released when USSR provides substitute collateral.]
REPORTER: Ben Silver

Cronkite, Walter;
Silver, Ben;
Threlkeld, Richard

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