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SHIP NAME: Sofia P KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source HOOKE
type A
volume
material
dead 7
link

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.


source CTX
type C
volume 20MML
material
dead 7
link

This was a 12,113 grt product carrier. Probably around 18,000 tons fully loaded, so guessed this was the spill. This big casualty does not show up anywhere except Hooke.