For once Hooke's account is a little implausible.
Not likely that any crew would be forward of the bridge
in a bad storm at night.
This ship, built in 1949, was one of the ill-fated 30,000 dwt Bulkpetrol class,
Her original name was Bulkstar, dwt 30,013,
renamed Amphialos, 1963.
This is the only one of the four losses,
for which we have survivor accounts.
Could have been welding failure, or corrosion.
But from the reported rapidity of the failure, and location.
the most likely cause is welding.
When the Bulkpetrol was built in 1948, she was the largest tanker
ever built, and all welded ships were still a novelty.
We need Class records.