ACCIDENT TO COASTER.
Lengthy Voyage in Tow.
Partly disabled, by the loss of a propeller blade, the North Coast S.N. Company's coastal steamer Ulmarra entered port last night in tow of the Nimbin. The blade was snapped off when it came into contact with a sub- merged object in the Clarence River early on Wednesday, and the voyage of nearly 300 miles was made with the assistance of the Nimbin.
The master of the Ulmarra (Captain Bysan ton) said last night that the Ulmarra was not rendered helpless by the accident, and she could, if necessary, have steamed unaided, but as the motor ship Nimbin, which is also owned by the North Coast S.N. Co., Ltd., was coming down to Sydney from Richmond River it was considered advisable for her to assist. During the long tow the Ulmarra was able to run her engines, and at times a speed of well over 11 knots was attained.
The Ulmarra will be docked for repairs.