The Greek steam tanker Capetan Mathios was en route
from Houston to Hoboken NJ in ballast
when she ran aground in the Bahamas west of Andros Island
in lat 24.16N, 79.10W on July 5, 1976.
allegedly due to a steering gear failure.
After being refloated five days later,
she was towed to Freeport, Bahamas,
where an inspection revealed serious hull and machinery damage
had been sustained.
She was then towed to Baltimore but, during the towage,
a fire occurred in the port boiler
which had to be extinguished by partially flooding
the engine room.
Following the constructive total loss settlement,
the Capetan Mathios was sold to a Newark, NJ company for demolition.