On February 19, 1973, while on a voyage from Augusta, Sicily
to Philadelphia with a cargo of 19,588 tonnes of low sulphur fuel oil
the Cyprus motor tanker Nelson developed a crack
in her pump room and a fracture in her hull during very heavy weather
375 miles NE of Bermuda.
With water gushing into her,
all 42 crew members abandoned ship,
being safely picked up by the British motor vessel Cumberland.
The Nelson subsequently sank in lat 36.34N, long55.08W
at 5.33 am on February 20.