The stores carrier HMAS FALIE, (LCDR C. V. Wood, RANVR), departed Madang under the tow of the tug TANCRED. On 8 June TANCRED caught fire and was in danger of drifting ashore. LCDR Wood started FALIE’s engines, and took TANCRED in tow. Subsequently FALIE was towed to Sydney by the tug CALEDONIAN SALVOR.
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