Reported explosion on board 28 Jan 1972.
Crew rescued by Venezuelan vessel.
Coast Guard extinguished fires on 30 January.
Attempt to tow abandoned on 4 February after bow had become awash.
Vessel sank on 1 March 31 02N 38 34 W.
One source says location Bermuda
but site of sinking given above is way to the east of Bermuda.
It's pretty clear the explosion was well forward.
This ship was one of the ill-fated Bulkpetrol class.
When the Bulkpetrol was built in 1948, she was the largest tanker
ever built, and all welded ships were still a novelty.
See Keo, Pacocean.
Possible cause was a structural failure leading to fire,
but we need more info.
There must have been a USCG report.
We need Class records.