On June 27, 1977, after discharging her 16000-tonne cargo of crude oil at Séte,
a massive explosion on the 26-year old Finnish motor tanker
Gunny, practically split her in two between the bow and the bridge.
A major fire then broke out.
Most of her crew were thrown clear by the blast
but 2 men were killed. four others seriously burned
and another nine hospitalised with injuries.
Oil that spilled into the harbour was also set ablaze
and hundreds of windows in buildings around the port area
were smashed by the force of the blast.
The wreck, was declared a constructive total loss, and sold to shipbreakers for scrap.
The forward part was broken up at Séte,
while the aftpart was towed to Marseille for demolition.