Ship was loaded with 102,000 barrels of crude
and 3360 barrels of bunkers off Carolina
proceeding to New York.
Ship suffered massive condenser leak.
ER flooding was so rapid that crew
had to abandon ER before closing all valves.
One problem was that some of the valve handles
were very low in the ER.
Ship was barely afloat and taken in tow,
but then sank a day later.
No dead, 1 hurt.
Class survey reports showed big pits
in condenser heads, up to 1/4 inch deep.
The unreliable Hocking tends to call
any engine room casualty an explosion.