CBS Evening News for Saturday, Dec 01, 1984
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(Studio) United States research ship stranded in Cuban waters yesterday due to engine failure said being towed to US; USS Nimitz's rush to the rescue, resulting in large no. crew being left in Virgin Island, recalled.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(DC) USS Nimitz's return to Saint Thomas after emergency departure last night noted. [Radio ANNOUNCER - orders all crew back to ship.] Nimitz and USS Arkansas said not needed in rescue of Seaward Explorer yesterday; Pentagon and White House concern over potential conflict in situation mentioned. Cuban vessel's effort to aid stricken ship described.
REPORTER: Bill Lynch
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