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FURTHER EVIDENCE WIRELESS MESSAGES UNSOLVED MYSTERY onit«4 Pr««a Association—By Electric Tel«gr«ph—Copyright. Australian Prea* Association. (Beeeived 20th November, 2.30 p.m.) NEW YOBK, 19th November. Ccptain E. E. Jessup, of the United States Navy, retired, has been selected as the American expert to take jart in tho Vestris investigation. " John Smith, of the Marconi Wireless Company, testified at the inquiry regarding communication between the Vestris »nd the Voltaire, her sister ship, which yrat nearby but unable to proceed to the aid of the! Vestris owing to a broken propeller. The Voltaire repeatedly queried the Vestris throughout Sunday. Until just before the S.O.S. was sent, the Vestris answered nothing but "have nothirg to communicate," and that only occasionally. The xadio log of tho Radio Marine Company's Chatham Station, presented by Arthur Costigan, revealed that the Italian ship Giorgio Ohlessen was apparently within 35 miles from the Vestrii, and relayed messages from Ihe Vestris, but it was not explained -why the ship failed to go to tho aid ,of tho yestris. . The" testimony of the third officer, Mr. Welland, cleared the question regarding the weather at the sinking of the Vestris by recording messages to ■how that the wind was blowing a modirate north-east gale. The mystern concerning Captain Carcommunication with the owners ir*s not cleared up. The\witness Costig»u testified that no message bearing Jhe slightest resemblance to the Kuch jjommunication had been recorded.

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VESTRIS INQUIRY, Evening Post, Volume CVI, Issue 116, 20 November 1928

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VESTRIS INQUIRY Evening Post, Volume CVI, Issue 116, 20 November 1928