The British flag steam tanker Golden Jay,
registered at Hamilton Bermuda was on a ballast voyage
from Los Angeles to Venezuela
when she sank about 175 miles south of Mazatlan, Mexico
in lat 20.10N, long 106.34W on May 14, 1972
after four explosions ripped through her.
All 37 crew men were rescued
but three of the four American repair workers
who were in an empty forward tank died.
The master Captain Petors Karamaus said that 30 ft flames erupted
from the exploding tank, which had carried a cargo
of naptha to Los Angeles on her previous voyage.