While on voyage from Baytown, Texas to Singapore
with a cargo of aviation gas and turbo fuel,
the Liberian motor tanker Sofia P. broke in two
in heavy seas approximately 650 miles SE Tokyo Bay
in lat 32.07N, long 151.23E on January 5, 1970.
The forepart sank with a loss of seven lives.
The remaining 22 crew members were picked up
from the stern section by the American steamship Pacific banker
after being adrift for 30 hours.
This section finally sank on January 12 in lat 31.05N, long 153.15E
after the engine room flooded.