The Singapore motor tanker Cherry Vinstra,
which had sailed from Kuwait on December 1, 1974,
bound for Cochin with a cargo of 18,200 tons of crude oil,
caught fire following an explosion in her engine room
on December 5 in the Arabian Sea in lat 21,01N, logn 62.07E.
The crew safely abandoned ship,
which drifted until being taken in tow
by the sister vessel, the Cherry Cearelle,
which took the gutted vessel to Cochin.
After being declared a constructive total loss,
the Cherry Vinstra was sold to Pakistani shipbreakers
and broken up at Gadani Beach.