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VESSEL SINKS SUDDENLY.

CREW RESCUED BY FISHERMEN

(Received February 6, 10.15 a.m.')' FREMANTLE, February 6.

-After remaining on the reef for some time, the Cambewarra backed off. There are two large holes in her bottom, and tarpaulins were utilised to prevent the inrush. The water gradually invaded the engineroom and the fires were drawn to prevent an explosion. The vessel drifted aimlessly throughout the night, and her distress signals were seen at daylight and fishing boats canie to her assistance. The crew refused to leave the boat or remove their personal belongings, but the Cambewarra suddenly lurched and sank, the crew being thrown into the sea; they were rescued in an exhausted, condition. : v

The police have received • telegrams stating that three of the, men belonging to the mate's missing boat have arrived at Dongarra. The remaining three camped on the beach 20 miles away. ,

The Cambewarra .cost \ the Government £20,000. y ■ " ,;:■..,-.-.{;

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VESSEL SINKS SUDDENLY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8787, 6 February 1914

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VESSEL SINKS SUDDENLY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8787, 6 February 1914

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