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Operation Sail / Hazards #44457

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 02, 1976
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(Studio) 50 warships from 30 cntrys. gather outside New York Harbor for Operation Sail. 225 sailing craft, incling. tall ships, head down coast for New York.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Bermuda) June 20 film shows 2 tall ships colliding before starting run to New York.
REPORTER: John Martin

(New York) There could be several craft collisions and drownings during sailing activity. [Coast Guard SPOKESPERSON - expects rules to be enforced.] Coast Guard to send out fleet to patrol spectators who'll watch ships come in. New Jersey representatives afraid some spectators will fall off cliffs. "Wall Street Journal" reports 1 planning group forecasts 25 fallings. [Coast Guard Captain James FLEISHELL - says Coast Guard has prepared for July 4 for 3 years]
REPORTER: John Martin

Martin, John;
Reasoner, Harry

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