But before very long there rushed down from the land a violent wind, called Euraquilo;
and when the ship was caught [in it] and could not face the wind, we gave way [to it] and let ourselves be driven along.
Running under the shelter of a small island called Clauda, we were scarcely able to get the [ship's] boat under control.
After they had hoisted it up, they used supporting cables in undergirding the ship; and fearing that they might run aground on [the shallows] of Syrtis, they let down the sea anchor and in this way let themselves be driven along.
The next day as we were being violently storm-tossed, they began to jettison the cargo;
and on the third day they threw the ship's tackle overboard with their own hands.
Since neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small storm was assailing [us], from then on all hope of our being saved was gradually abandoned.