SS Camorta Sinks Off Rangoon: 739 Died

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SS Camorta

SS Camorta was a passenger/cargo steamship built at A. & J. Inglis in 1880 and owned by the British India Steam Navigation Company.

She sank in the Irrawaddy Delta on 6 May 1902 with the loss of all 655 passengers and 82 crew.  She was en route from Madras, India, to Rangoon, Burma, across the Bay of Bengal, when she was caught in a cyclone while crossing an area called the Baragua Flats, just off the Irrawaddy Delta.

She was reported missing when she failed to arrive at Rangoon on 13 May 1902.  Other British India vessels were sent to search for her.  Initially a lifeboat was found near the Krishna lightvessel.  The wreck was subsequently found by the SS Purnea on 4 June 1902 in fifteen fathoms of water; her masts still stood six feet above the water.

Source: Wikipedia

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  1. miracles happens and one miracle had happened in this case of Camorta Ship sinking which is neither known nor in records .
    Only one passenger had survived , who lived a long divine life in Vrindavan , Mathura , India and left this planet in June 2019 at the age of 127 years ( in his own words ) . He was for sure oldest living human on Earth on the date of his Last Journey of Life . He remained a saint , brahmchari and devotee of Lord Shree Krishna and Radha Rani . Spread love for Shree Krishna .
    I am among the very few fortunate person as his disciple . Have lived with him and watched and observed him while following his preachings as my Spiritual Guru in Shree Gouranga Parampara .

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