The Panamanian steam tanker Astron was on a ballast passage
from Boston to Aruba, when she was wrecked by running aground
20 miles NW of Cabo Engano Light, Dominican Republic
in lat 18.44N long 68.27W on April 7, 1978,
after developing steering trouble.
All 23 crew members were safely rescued
by the tug Smit Salvor.