Sea disaster 'a devastating event'
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Sker Point sea tragedy 'a devastating event' that killed 47

A service has marked the 70th anniversary of a maritime disaster in which 47 people died.

The SS Samtampa ran aground at Sker Point, a headland in Bridgend county, on 23 April 1947 after attempting to sail through a force 11 gale.

All 39 members of crew died along with eight lifeboat rescuers sent from Mumbles, Swansea.

A service took place at the site on Sunday, where BBC Wales' Kate Morgan spoke to Ross Martin from the RNLI's Porthcawl station.

  • 23 Apr
  • From the section Wales