Having sailed from Oslo, in ballast, for the Mediterranean for orders,
the Singapore steam tanker July Star broke in two
in the Mediterranean off the Algerian coast
in about lat 37.55N, long 06.15E on March 12, 1975.
Neither of the two sections sank but remained afloat,
drifting before the afterpart was subsequently towed
to Cagliari Roads, with the forepart being towed to Gibraltar.
Of the 35 crew members, one was found dead in the stern section
but the other 34 remained missing presumed dead.
Both sections were eventually scrapped.