The Leonora was now set to work towing long strings of lighters to the wreck and bringing them back full of the finest Welsh coal. Ever since Northwood had got the Leonora under his control she was earning money and making up her losses in an astonishing way. In due course assistance arrived from Singapore in the shape of tugs, pumps and salvage gear of sorts. Lloyd's surveyor at Singapore, the manager of the Tanjong Pagar Dock, and some of his subordinates arrived on the scene. Lloyd's surveyor, sensible man, said it would be much better to leave the Abana severely alone. To take the cargo out of her was all right, but he strongly opposed any idea of floating the ship and taking her to Singapore.