Saturday, 20 May 2017
FIRE ON SUMATRA.
Chronicle, Adelaide, 14 November, 1929.
STEAMERS ON FIRE
SUMATRA AND ABBEKERK
CAPE TOWN. November 7.
The Dutch cargo steamer Sumatra
returned to the docks to-day after a
night at sea with her cargo of wool
on fire. Smoke was discovered at 11
o'clock last night. The ventilators were
plugged and water was played on the
hatch. Fire engines awaited the arri
of the vessel at the docks. When
cargo was discharged the covering
of the propeller shaft was found to be
Interesting to note that the ventilators were plugged, reducing draught.
andrew van rensburg
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