Ref NoKA/1/507
Acc No2005/1
TitleKate Adie reports as the Bridgeton tanker passes through the Persian Gulf again.
DescriptionKate Adie reports as the Bridgeton oil tanker passes through the Persian Guld and Operation Earnest Will continues (24 July 1987 - 26 September 1988) was the U.S. military protection of Kuwaiti owned tankers from Iranian attacks in 1987 and 1988, three years into the Tanker War phase of the Iran–Iraq War. It was the largest naval convoy operation since World War II.

The U.S. Navy warships that escorted the tankers, part of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, were the most visible part of the operation, but U.S. Air Force AWACS radar planes provided surveillance and Army special operations helicopters hunted for possible attackers. Running time 2 minutes and 22 seconds.

Date23/08/1987
URLhttp://hml.sunderland.ac.uk/Play/1040
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