BERMUDA: Reina on the Rocks

Bound for Spain and England with 566 passengers, the 17,872-ton British liner Reina del Pacifico headed out of Bermuda's Hamilton harbor through the narrow North Channel early one morning last week under command of Captain E. C. Hicks, making his first voyage as master. In 26 years the sturdy, Belfast-built Reina had made the trip hundreds of times. This time, six miles out, in the midst of colorful sea-fan gardens growing in coral that teems with blue angelfish, the Reina went aground on Devil's Reef.

After 3½ hours a laconic voice announced over...

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