The Liberian bulk/oil motor vessel Carlantic
was on a voyage from Khor al Amaya to Lisbon
carrying a cargo of 70,000 tons of crude oil
when she was rocked by an explosion and fire in her engine room
in the South Atlantic off the coast of Angola
in lat 14.30S, long 06.10E on July 11, 1973.
THe second engineer died.
The remaining crew abandoned ship,
being picked up by the Russian motor tanker Pavel Dybenko,
whose own crew assisted in extinguishing the blaze.
The engine room however was flooded in the process.