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Cairns Inlet Tragedy

A tragedy occurred in the Cairns Inlet on 13th April 1945, when the Adelaide Steamship Company’s tug “Uta” overturned and sank while assisting a U.S. ship away from No. 10 wharf and two men lost their lives.

The tug had towed the vessel into the channel and, when about to let go the rope, the tug floundered and two of the crew were drowned.

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