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A STEAMER BUNK. CREW LANDED AT FISHGUARD. A Correspondent writes :-On Monday afternoon last, about 4 o'clock, the Inhabi- tants of Llanwnda parish sighted a steamer outside in the bay in a sinking condition. They watched her fate eagerly, and about 5.30 they saw clouds of smoke ascending, and immediately after the vessel sunk, the crew having taken to their boats. The weather at the time was very mild and the sea calm, which enabled the crew (consisting of twelve men) to make for Fishguard harbour. Upon enquiry the steamer turned out to be the s.s. Morfa of Swansea, owned by Messrs Vivian and Sons. The steamer left Swansea at two o'clock on Sunday morning, with coal for Belfast. About 1 p.m. the same day she is supposed to have come into collision with some wrecka.ge in the vicinity of the North Bishops Lighthouse. It was thought at the time that there was no damage done to the steamer, but in about an hours time it was reported that she was leaking. The captain then decided to run the steamer into Fishguard, and ordered the pumps to be kept going, but all efforts to save her were in vain. The crew took to their boats, and within a short time afterwards the steamer sunk near Camp-y-French Bay. The crew made for Fishguard harbour, where they were met by a large number of people. They were at once provided with refresh- ments by the inhabitants of Lower Tower. One of the crew hailed from Dinas, and the remaining number were on Tuesday sent to Swansea by the Fishguard agent of the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society. The following report appeared in the Western Mail —The steamer Morfa,' of and from Swansea for Belfast, founder- ed on Monday afternoon one mile east of Strumble. The vessel sprang a leak, and shortly afterwards foundered. The crew, when they saw no hope of Saving her, took to their boats and landed at Fishguard harbour.—The Morfa was a small steamer belonging to Messrs Vivian, of Swansea, and was on a voyage to Belfast with coals. She was commanded by Captain Mitchell (of Swansea). The Morfa' has traded from Swansea to the Irish Coast for many years without mishap.

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