The Liberian steam tanker, Mandoil II, was on a voyage from Sumatra to Tacoma,
loaded with 40,000 tons of crude oil,
when she was in collision in dense fog with the Japanese motor vessel Suwaharu Maru
about 340 miles west of the Columbia River estuary
in approximately 46.06N,132.18W at 4 PM on February 28, 1968.
A fierce fire broke out on the tanker
necessitated abandonment by the surviving 33 crew memebrs,
leaving 11 others missing, believed dead.
NOs 1, 2, 3 ,4 cargo tanks on her starboard side were ripped open to the sea,
alllowing half of her total cargo to leak out.
She was subsequently towed to Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island on March 9th.
Such was the severity of the fire and collision damage.
that the Mandoill II was declared a CTL,
being sold to Taiwanese shipbreakers for demolition at Kaohsiung.