Ulysses Line, Page 2

Calypso Funnel Badge

Ulysses Line label

In August, 1975, the company sent a warning letter to its Captains advising them to be very careful and watchful when they were sailing in South African waters, especially along the South Eastern coast of that country. The letter draws attention to abnormal waves which can suddenly and violently appear in the area, and of the sever structural damage that could occur, such that could even cause a ship to founder without warning or trace. Such a thing occured when the "Waratah", of the Blue Anchor Line, was lost without trace in these waters, in July 1999. Her wreck was thought to have been found in 1999, however when dived on it was found to have been a torpedoed WW2 freighter.

Page 1 of warning letter re abnormal waves

second page of warning letter

third page of warning letter

fourth page of warning letter with photos of damage to ships

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