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SHIP NAME: Albacruz KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 1
source HOOKE
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volume 19,369T
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The Liberian steam tanker Albacruz was on a voyage from the Venezuelan port of La Salina to Antwerp loaded with 19,369 tons of crude oil when, as a result of her main condenser exhaust seawater pipe breaking during heavy weather with consequent flooding of her engine room, she sank some 300 miles west of Lisbon in lat 40N, long 17W on January 14, 1970. All 47 crew members were safely picked up by the Russian motor vessel Sangarles, which landed them at Gibraltar the following day.