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fERRIBLE WRECK OFF SULLY.

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fERRIBLE WRECK OFF SULLY. GALLANT LIFEBOAT RESCUE. EXCITING SCENES. The terrible gale which broke over the entire listrict on Wednesday was brimful of grim fore- bodings as to serious casualties at sea. When rhursday morning broke a four-masted vessel was liscerned from all quarters of the Barry district to be in great difficulties near Sully Island, and it was at ance surmised that the ship had struck upon the island rocks, and was extremely likely to become a complete wreck. Unfortunately, this was only too true, and it transpired that the ill-fated vessel ship was the large Drumblair, of London, which Left Barry Dock on Wednesday with a largo of coke and iron for Port Said. A.fter the vessel left Barry she encountered the full force of the bad weather, and had to remain Ln Barry Roads, where she anchored during the night. The fearful storm soon broke her adrift, and during the night she was forced with the gale in the direction of Sully, and after a terrible night's experience finally struck—at about eight o'clock in the evening-on the rocks on Sully Island. The men on duty at the Barry and Penarth coastguard stations were not slow in sighting the vessel and her signals of distress, and bhe coastguard wagons, heavily freighted with the apparatus and the men to work bhem, were soon proceeding in the direction of Sully. By this time the beach for a long distance was lined with excited and rapidly- increasing numbers of onlookers who watched the various measures being taken to save the lives of the poor fellows aboard the vessel with painful interest. It was now seen that a number of the sailors had taken to one of the ship's boats, which was at length launched in the rough sea. After a deal of difficulty they were picked up by one of the tugboats which had by this time stood by to render assistance, and were taken up channel. A couple of small boats were now requisitioned by the coastguardsmen to convey portions of their life-saving apparatus across to the island, which took some little time. At length a rope was got aboard the vessel (which had become embedded in the rocks), but by this time the Penarth lifeboat had arrived, and to the joy of the hundreds of spectators on shore, even- tually succeeded in rescuing the remainder of the men, many of whom were suffering from extreme exhaustion and exposure to the bitter elements. The total number of men rescued was twenty-five. After some difficulty a rope was connected be- tween a tugboat and a lifeboat, and the latter, with its living freight of gallant men and rescued sailors, towed up to Cardiff, where the men were landed. The lifeboat men acted most gallantly and courageously throughout. The tide was now rapidly coming up, and by mid-day had washed over the decks of the vessel, which was expected to become a total wreck. The Drumblair has been lately, apparently, a most unfortunate ship. While she was lying at Barry Dock the steward committed suicide by taking a dose of laudanum, the mate met with a serious accident, and the vessel itself met with some severe casualty. It is stated that the captain, who was to have sailed in the vessel, together with is wife. is suffering from influenza at the Barry Hotel. Hundreds of persons on Thursday visited the scene of the wreck.

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