- Title: PORTUGAL: LISBON: "MUTINY" SHIP SANTA MARIA SAILS FOR LATIN-AMERICAN CRUISE
- Date: 24th January 1961
- Summary: SV Lisbon: Passengers board Santa Maria 0.01 SV People wave 0.04 GV Santa Maria 0.06 GV Crowd on quay 0.07 SV PAN Ditto 0.10 SV Ship's funnel 0.12 SV Weighing anchor 0.20 GV PAN Ship leaves 0.29 Initials JRG/S/AW Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 8th February 1961 12:00
- Location: LISBON, PORTUGAL
- Country: Portugal
- Reuters ID: LVAEI2KGRJIY899V7HVI6M7UVBJV
- Story Text: Latest film received from Portugal, Jan. 24, shows the recent departure from Lisbon on a Latin-American cruise of the Portuguese liner Santa Maria, seized by Government-opposed mutineers on the high seas in the Spanish Main, Jan. 22.
The mutineers, under rebel leader ex-Army Captain Henrique Galvao, 66, seized the 20,000-ton liner "as a first step in freeing all Portugal," an early radio message from the ship said. Galvao offered to land the 600 passengers - "all safe and well" - at a port, depending on whether efforts were made to stop the ship.
Some members of the crew - one with gunshot wounds - were landed at St. Lucia, in the once pirate-infested Windwards, where Columbas in his Santa Maria is believed to have called in 1492.
Then Galvao ordered captured Captain Mario Maia, Master of the Santa Maria, to put to sea again.. for a destination unknown. Efforts to trace the ship remained without result up to late Jan. 24.
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