Type: General Cargo
Place: Xan Ferreiro (Arou)
The Nil got stranded at 7 p.m. on 10 October 1927 in the Xan Ferreirio shallows amidst thick fog and a failure in the rudder ropes which prevented any manoeuvre. The sea condition helped, so the crew members and passengers could be saved quickly.
The Nil, with 4000 tons and registered in Bordeaux, had left Banjul, formerly Bathurst, in Gambia, with a general cargo of: 20 cars, machinery, fabrics, silk, several chemical and pharmaceutical products and great quantities of champagne.
Such riches scattered along the coast attracted people from the adjacent municipalities.
The rescue operations lasted several months because the ship, although irretrievably damaged and with numerous holes through which the goods were coming out, was able to resist for enough time for the majority of the goods to be recovered.
The Nil’s anecdotes and curiosities were portrayed by “Os Piratas” carnival group in 1928.