The Panamanian motor tanker Ampuria was on a voyage
from Cochin to Port Okha with 16,000 tons of furnace oil,
when she ran aground at Harshad mata, 20 miles NE of Porbandar
in lat 21.49N 69.20E on August 4, 1970,
after drifting with generator and machinery problems.
With her engine room flooded
and fear that the vessel would break up at any time
due to the continuous pounding,
the entire 38 man crew abandoned ship,
being picked up from their lifeboats by the Wakakusa Maru.
Luckily the cargo tanks held, giving the Indian authorities
time to discharge the oil into smaller tankers,
thus avoiding pollution on a massive scale.
The wreck was sold and refloated, heavily damaged, but,
while at anchor broke up and sank.