The 138,823 dwt Liberian motor tanker Tifoso was on a ballast passage
from Boston to Port Gentil, Gabon
when she struck reefs and grounded in heavy weather
about 11 miles north of Bermuda, about 1.5 mi NW of North Rock,
on January 20, 1983,
after having diverted to Bermuda with generator trouble.
Badly holed, with her forepeak, several cargo tanks
both the pump room and the engine room flooded,
the 30 man crew abandoned the wrecked vessel.
The master, Captain Kyriakis Dimitriadis,
told a Bermudan Government inquiry
that he had no charts of the area
and the grounding occurred
because he mistook one navigational beacon for another.
He subsequently faced 11 charges of neglect.