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.