The Dysart harbourmaster telegraphed the Buckhaven lifeboat coxswain and the Fife Free Press of 11 November reported:
"As the vessel drifted past Wemyss, Buckhaven and Methil, thousands of the inhabitants went to the beach and ran along the shore in line with the vessel to witness her running ashore. Eventually she came ashore near Largo Harbour. The rocket apparatus, under the charge of Leven Coastguards hurried to the scene and were successful in establishing communication with the vessel.
Only the Captain and the ship's boy were left aboard, and the lad, after an exciting struggle, was safely brought to land but the skipper refused to leave the ship in spite of the appeals of the Coastguards. Buckhaven lifeboat came on the scene and stood by for nearly two hours. The vessel began to make water badly but though swept for hours she held together. Later, however, she was brought ashore."
As the piece below from the same newspaper noted, the storm had been the worst in many a year. An image of the 'Rap' in full sail is shown further below.