The British motor vessel Trentbank was on voyage from Australia to Liverpool
when she was involved in a serious collision
with the Portugese steam tanker Fogo about 70 miles NNW of Alexandria
on September 18, 1964.
Her engine room began to flood
and water also entered No 4 hold.
Steam tanker Harold H Helm answered the Trentbank's distress signals
and proceeded to the scene,
rescuing eight passengers and over 50 crew members from the Trentbank,
whose master and three other officers decided to remain on board.
One crew member was lost as a direct result of the collision.
She was anchored off Port Said during the afternoon of Sep 22nd,
but the weather then deteriorated,
resulting in the Trentbank sinking the following day
about 8.5 miles offshore in 80 feet of water,
with only her mast projecting above water.