While on a voyage from Puerto la Cruz to Europoort
loaded with crude oil,
the 110,363 dwt Liberian steam tanker Almizar
sustained severe hull damage in heavy weather conditions
off the northern Portuguese coast in lat 41.31N, long 15.28W
on December 14, 1981.
She began drifting with a hole 25 ft by 13 ft in No 3 tank being opened
to the sea, but no oil was spilled.
None of her 25 crew was injured.
The Almizar was then towed into Sines on Decmber 20,
after which she was towed to Setubal four days later.
Declared a constructive total loss due to the severity
of the damage sustained, she was sold to Spanish shipbreakers,
being scrapped at Barcelona in June, 1982.