Ashore in a gale

1950

Southend-on-Sea, Essex.—At 4.40 in the morning, on the 1st of December, 1950, the pier signal station sent a message that the motor tanker Guidesman, of London, was ashore off Scar’s Elbow Buoy, near Canvey Island. At 5.25 the life-boat Greater London, Civil Service No. 3 was launched in a very rough sea with a south-westerly gale blowing. When she reached the Guidesman, she went alongside. The vessel had a heavy list. Then a tug arrived and the life-boat passed a tow rope to the tanker. The tug pulled her clear and towed her up river; and the life-boat returned to her station, arriving’ at 3.15 in the afternoon.—- Property Salvage Case. •— Rewards, £5 19*.

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