FIRES ON SHIPS.
The total loss by fire in the North Pacific of the barque Battle Abbey on a voyage from Newcastle, New South Wales, for Vancouver, recalls the time when fires were quite the usual order on ships loading coal at New , castle, N.S.W. In the early 90'b the matter became <jo serious that shippers were compelled to take special precautions, and since then losses be fire have been considerably lessened, The most important improvement was brought about by shipping screened coal "nly, but it aeoms that something might also be done with better supervision during load infr, for the vessels posted as 'missing' bear a high proportion on the total of thosa lost with cargoes of co 1 from Newcastle, bew South Waleß, Last year only one veesel wns lost, the Ville de Dijon, wteoked at Papudo, but in 1912 the Orla nnd Nomia were both missing, while in 1911 the Dunoarn, Ellia , land, and Solway were missing, and the Puritan was abandoned.
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FIRES ON SHIPS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4392, 1 May 1914, Incorrect date
FIRES ON SHIPS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4392, 1 May 1914, Incorrect date
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