The Greek motor tanker Kosmas M was en route from Odessa to Yugoslavia,
fully loaded with 18,000 tonnes of fuel oil,
when a fire broke out in her engine room while off Akbas,
near Canakkale, Dardanelles on December 25, 1978.
As they were unable to control the blaze, all the crew men were taken off,
leaving their vessel anchored off Akbas
while explosions occurred in the engine room.
When the fire was eventually extinguished,
the engine room was found to have been gutted
and the accommodation area damaged to such an extent
that the Kosmas M was declared a CTL.
She was towed to Bar where her cargo was discharged, then to Spain for breaking.