On August 16, 1979, while at the Cabinda Gulf Oil Co.
single point mooring at Malongo,
having just completed loading a 220,000 barrel crude oil cargo
for Puerto Rico,
an explosion and fire occurred in the forward part
of the Greek motor tanker Ioannis Angelicoussis that resulted
in the deaths of three crewmen and one worker from the terminal.
After the surviving crewmen abandoned the ship,
the blazing vessel was towed 90 miles out to sea
where the fire was extinguished.
Howerver, further explosions occurred on August 20
in lat 06.16S 11.33E causing her to list heavily,
on fire from stem to stern
and with an enormous amount of oil pouring out of her,
She begain drifting, partially submerged,
until she sank following another massive explosion NW Pointe Noire
in lat 04.32S, 10.43E on September 4.