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PEMBROKE DOCK CHORAL SOCIETY.

PENNAR GUT FATALITY.

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RAILWAY DISASTER. .

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JAP LINER ASHORE. "*■

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JAP LINER ASHORE. "*■ Exciting scenes were witnessed at Redcar when one of the Japanese liners, the Awa Maru, ran upon the West Scar Rocks, about a mile off the promenade. She was bound for Liverpool without cargo. The lifeboat crew was summoned, and notwithstanding a severe hail- storm at the time, hundreds of people flocked to the promenade to see the start. There was a heavy gale blowing and a terrific sea, which could be seen breaking furiously over the ship. To get to the Awa Maru the lifeboat had to make a circuitous journey, but by hard work in the teeth of the gale they reached the steamer within an hour. Tlhy were not the first, however, to reach her, as two fishermen, named Picknett, ventured out in a coble, and after an exciting battle with the waves reached the Japanese vessel, from which, amid great cheering, they landed live of the crew. They immediately returned to the Awa Maru to ren- der further aid. Efforts to establish communi- cation by the rocket apparatus failed, but by ten o'clock fifty of the crew of a hundred and twenty had been landed and taken to various hotels. Eventually all the crew were got safely off. There were two passengers on board- David Murray, of Newcastle. and Mr. S. Feraska, a Japanese gentleman residing in Lon- don. The ship was commanded by Captain H. Forbes, an Englishman. Antwerp was left early on Christmas morning, and during the day the ship had to anchor several times owing to snowstorms. When off Redcar another heavy snowstorm was encountered, and the anchor was dropped again, but the cable broke and the vessel drifted on to the rocks. The vessel's boats were then launched and assisted to land the crew. The ship is owned by the Nippon Yuen Kaisha Company, and has a registered tonnage of 6,000. During a fresh north-north-west gale and heavy snow squalls at Holyhead, it was reported that six rockets had been *fired from a point near Maen Pisca, in Rhosgolyn Bay, a mile from Rhosgolyn Point, and a mile from Penrhoa Point. The rocket apparatus from Holyhead immediately went to render assistance, and the Rhosgolyn lifeboat went out in search of the distressed vessel. On the return of the life- boat the coxswain stated that he cruised round Maen Pisca and stood out to sea for seven miles but could see no trace of any vessel in distress. It is feared that some unknown vessel has struck the rock and foundered.

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