Transport: Rotterdam Rescue

Dancing blithely in the languid Caribbean night, late-reveling passengers on the Holland-America liner Rotterdam fortnight ago felt a slight shock, were mildly alarmed to learn that the 24,000-ton cruise-ship had gone aground on tiny Morant Cays, 40 miles southeast of Jamaica. Speedily assured there was no danger, most of them joined the rest of the 460 passengers in sleep. Next day, with no other incident than one sprained ankle, they and most of the crew were picked up by nearby ships, taken safely to Kingston.

Far less of a sinecure was the rescue of...

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