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London And China Telegraph (Newspaper) - June 18, 1894, London, Middlesex 496 THE LONDON AND From Sikh for Tacoma Empress of China for From Frigga for From Yaroslavl for From Glenogle for New From Moskwa for From Pak Ling for From HONG Euplectela for Barry Bull mouth Peru for San From Woolwich for From Sophie Rickmers for From for From Stehtor for From Prinses Sophie for From Saratov for Odessa Glenartney for London j June Salatiga for Hamburg Solingen for Hamburg Palamed for London Gulf of Mexico for Marseilles Glenshiel for London Glenfruin for From Malacca for London Volute VESSELS PASSED STRAITS OF 1 rorn For May 1 Marabout Iloilo Halifax 1 India Batavia 3 Christine Philadelphia 3 Duke of Bucking ham London 3 Ropes New York 9 Antoinette Singapore 9 Columba New York 9 Peter Rickmers Cardiff 9 Lauriston New York 10 Heinrich Rotterdam 10 Chittagong Bangkok 12 Jaconna New York 12 Mary Samarang 12 Emily Reed New York 12 Celebes Java Hirotha London 13 Granite Manila 13 Hero Port Natal 15 Do wan Hill Batavia 31 Birkdale Tyne 3 London Hiogo Batavia Hong Kong Marseilles Yokohama Singapore Shanghai Samarang Talcahuano Hong Kong Delagoa Bay Hong Kong Padang Batavia New York Bangkok London Singapore NEWS reached Shanghai on April 23 of the wreck of the Japanese steamer Nippon Maru off Aylen some fourteen miles south of the The vessel went ashore during a dense fog running on a rock some hundred yards from the When seen by the Haean her head was pointing to the land and she looked like a vessel at The Haean anchored and a Japanese from the stranded vessel went on board with a letter for conveyance to The hull of the which was formerly called the appears to be pierced by the rocks as the water ebbs and flows in her A telegram has been received from Chefoo asking for assistance for the Nippon and stating that there were hopes of getting the vessel and that Admiral Ting had sent a gunboat to protect The Yoritomo Maru left Shanghai for the having on board Captain divers and wrecking gear supplied by Boyd and The Japanese manofwar Akagi also left for the Admiral Ting is to be com plimented for his promptitude in sending a vessel of his fleet to the Later information states that Captain Roberts returned from the wreck of the Nippon by the having aban doned all hope of getting the vessel off the There is a big nine foot hole in her fore and the water is up to her main The vessel is on an even keel and perfectly Captain Roberts tried to pump the water out with a teninch but when he had reduced the water some four something gave way and he could not do Under these circumstances Captain and the divers left for having been three days at the Captain Roberts saved all that was of any value among the the matches and seaweed being and although he offered this part of the cargo to the natives to take it away for nothing they would not have The captain of the Nippon and his crew are standing by the vessel awaiting final orders from the The people on the mainland are described as being very THE inquiry into the collision between the Ngapoota and the Kwangtung on the night of April took place at Penang on May The Court was composed of First Hayes and P Master Ross and Van Sorneren for the Adams for the Shearwood for the Penang Marine The narrative and finding of the Court are The Court is of opinion that the master of the Kwangtung acted in accordance with the Regulations for Preventing Collisions at and did all that was in his power to prevent loss of life and Therefore the Court considers him to be free from The Court considers the Master of the Ngapoota was greatly to blame in leaving his ship in charge of an absolutely untrustworthy more especially as he knew that he might have expected to sight the Kwangtung On his coming on deck he committed a grave error of judg ment in starboarding his helm at a critical thereby attempt ing to cross the other ships thus causing a The Court adjudges that his masters certificate of 308 Hong be suspended for six The Court is of opinion that John the gunner of the Ngapoota is not a fit person to Pri and therefore cancels his certificate Ihe Court wishes to draw attention to the very insufficient know ledge of seamanship possessed by many of the native and by what appeared m they do not seem to be fit and proper persons to take charge of a ship at The owners of the Kwang Tung have brought an action against the owners of the Ngapootia for damages sustained by the latter in recent collision the owners of the Ngapoota have brought counter MELCHERS Hong Kong Freight dated May states during the past fortnight has beenfairly active and there is a larger number of settlements on record than during the pre ceding Grain business from this after a standstill of some was resumed about a week as indicated in last a rather important had to be steamers having had to accept the very much of 18 cents per On this basis the market remained firmly steady for several but towards the close a weaker feeling is again apparent and it is quite possible that further concessions will have to be For a moderate demand is still but steamers are booking now at cents per picul and only small quantities are being From Saigon to other the exception of a charter for Java fresh business has and there is no further inquiry at the From Bangkok there is likewise no THE China Merchants river boat Kiangtung is said to have already made a favourable impression on shippers and passengers engaged in the CantonMacao trade owing to her her capital accommoda tion for all classes of and the popularity of her Captain who for so many years successfully navigated the now obsolete Kiangping on that As the White Cloud and Kiang tung now fairly monopolise the trade between the Holy City and the capital of the large and populous province of it is probable that those interested in the Chinsan and other Chineseowned that chipped in when the old Kiangping was withdrawn from the route upwards of a year will soon be in a position to judge what amount of truth there is in the timeworn adage Opposition is the life of THE contract of the Postoffice Department with the Pacific Mail Steamship Company expired on March This contract went into operation but has been cancelled by the Postmaster General owing to noncompliance of the company with the provi sions of the The points of failure were not Hereafter the company will be paid according to the weight of mails carried instead of on the mileage LITTLE by little the fall in the value of the Collar is beginning to be more apparent in the prices of imported and the steam shipping after putting up are now compelled to raise their passage First the American and Canadian steamship companies fixed their rates in and now the Blue Funnel Ben and other lines have followed Withal the rates are not THE bound down river from went ashore near Kushan Up to the time of the accident it was supposed that there was plenty of water where she had but a bank appears to have a fact not previously She subsequently floated off the mud near the Kushan Beacon without assistance and without discharging any of her A SINGAPORE paper suggests with reference to the topic dealing with the recent disastrous collision in the Straits of a part of the remedy is to insist on a European officer being on a month does not tempt a very high class of men to go in our local but we prefer them they are not always drunk to the native who is not always TELEGRAMS received from Manila state that the Windsor has been ashore at but was subsequently got The ship was going full speed when she struck the forehold is full of water the accident is attributable to The cargo must be The extent of the damage is not yet RILEY HARGREAVES AND COT have launched from their shipbuilding yard at Kampong a fine coasting steamer of 120 by beam by fitted with compound surfacecon densing As the vessel left the ways Miss Hill gracefully christened her the Queen THE steamer Chow which arrived at Hong Kong on April 29 from reports that she passed the steamer from Java for Hong thirteen days in Katn Rank with her machinery The Chow Fa brought on the chief engineer and comprador es THE having been lengthened thirtyfive and supplied with a new has been floated out of Farnhams Lower at It is claimed for the steamer that in addition to the extra cargocarrying capacity thus given her buoyancy and speed will be also THERE arrived at Hong Kong on May 7 from Japan by the and steamer sixteen members of the crew of the British ship Drutneltan which was wrecked on April 25 on South THE at is being rapidly fitted with the electric and the work is required to be finished during the first week in as the vessel is required by Li Hungchang to convey him on his tour of THE Company have purchased the Companys steamer Volga for a She is now at Saigon and will be brought up by Captain and officers and engineers of the China Merchants THE wreck of the tug Pilot Fish was sold by public auction at Hong by Hughes and on May After competition among a number of Chinese the wreck was sold to Chi Wo for THE Marine Court of Inquiry into the circumstances attending the stranding of the Nagato Maru on Saratoga in March haa reprimanded the Richard but returned his THE China Merchants river steamer Kiungtung arrived at yHong Kong from Shanghai on April 25 and is to be placed on the run between Macao and ;