THE WRECK OF THE DECCA.
DECCA., Further particulars of the wreck of the steamer Decca have reached here. It appears the ill-fated vessel struck the north face of the Dcedalus reef, in the Red Sea, about six o'clock in the morning. Her bow was stove in, but the airtight compartments kept her afloat for some time, and she did not sink until nearly four hours after she struck. There were a large number of emigrants on board, but these were safely landed on the rock, every assistance being rendered by the lighthouse keepers. The Palacoota conveyed all hands to Suez, where the emigrants are now located, waiting an opportunity to proceed to their destination. Before the immigrants of the illfated steamer Decca were rescued from the rock, many of them were standing up to the waist in water. The Decca drifted a mile away from the scene of the accident and the officers and crew who were on board were rescued by the steamer Rosario just before she foundered. The emigrants have lost all their effects.
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THE WRECK OF THE DECCA., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2435, 21 May 1890
THE WRECK OF THE DECCA. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2435, 21 May 1890
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