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Service to mark 70 years since maritime disaster

Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

A service was held on Sunday to mark the 70th anniversary of a maritime disaster in which 47 people died.

The SS Samtampa ran aground at Sker Point, near Porthcawl in 1947 after attempting to sail through a force 11 gale.

It was the worst Welsh maritime disaster of modern times.

All 39 members of crew died along with eight lifeboat rescuers from the Mumbles RNLI.

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A service at the memorial plaque to the lost on Sker Rocks, near Porthcawl, took place at 2.30pm on Sunday (23rd April).

Flowers were laid and lifeboats from The Mumbles RNLI and Porthcawl RNLI sat offshore as the service took place.

Credit: ITV Cymru Wales