NEW ZEALAND DISASTERS AND TRAGEDIES
POVERTY BAY HERALD, VOLUME XLVII, ISSUE 15489, 9 APRIL 1921
According to advices received by the consignees, the schooner Omega, with a cargo of hardwood and palings, left Hobart on March 3, and she is therefore making an unusually long voyage to Lyttelton, her port of destination. The last vessel to these consignees with a similar cargo, the Valmarie, made the same trip in nine days.
PRESS, VOLUME LVII, ISSUE 17134, 2 MAY 1921
The four-masted schooner Omega, which left Hobart on March 3rd for Lyttelton, is now sixty days out, evidently having experienced contrary winds. She has a cargo of hardwood to discharge here, and will later go to Greymouth to load for Warrnambool.
NEW ZEALAND HERALD, VOLUME LVIII, ISSUE 17784, 18 MAY 1921
A SCHOONER MISSING. BOUND FOR LYTTELTON. LEFT HOBART IN MARCH. Efforts are being made through the Tasmanian Government to arrange with the New Zealand Government to organise a search for the four-masted schooner Omega, 584 tons, owned by the Pacific Trading Company of America, which left Hobart on March 3 for Lyttelton, and has not since been reported.
EVENING STAR, ISSUE 17670, 25 MAY 1921
MISSING SCHOONER OMEGA. A cablegram from Hobart states that a ship's spar picked up near Beatty Island is stated to be identical with the spare booms carried by the missing schooner Omega when she sailed for Lyttelton. The Omega left Hobart on March 3 for Lyttelton with a cargo of hardwood timber consigned to the Maoriland Importing Company and has not been heard of since.
OVERDUE SCHOONER OMEGA - PRESS, VOLUME LVII, ISSUE 17190, 6 JULY 1921
All hope for the safety of the American four-masted schooner Omega, which left Hobart on March 3rd for Port Lyttelton, loaded with 337,000 ft of Tasmanian hardwood, has been abandoned by those engaged in the search for the vessel, says the "Dominion."
Officers of steamers visiting Melbourne from New Zealand and Hobart have various theories regarding the fate of the schooner, but the one most favoured is that the vessel foundered in a heavy sea shortly after leaving the Tasmanian coast.
An officer well acquainted with the Tasmanian waters said recently that if the schooner had foundered in several hundred fathoms of water no trace of her would probably ever be found, and even if the bodies of the crew were washed ashore, there were hundreds of miles of coast-line in Tasmania never traversed by a human being, and the bodies would probably never be discovered.
The schooner was in charge of Captain GURNER, an American, and her crew included the following: - A. MOORE and J. OGDEN (Tasmanaia), T. CROWS and H. ROBIN (Great Britain), Llans BENDRIKSEN and Olaf E MORKAN (Norway) and E W DALTON (U.S.A.).
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