The Greek motor bulk carrier, Tarpon Sentinel,
was on a voyage from New Orleans to Port Said,
loaded with 30,000 tons of bagged flour,
when she ran aground on rocks about 3 miles off Iles cani,
13 miles SE of Bizerta, in lat 37.26.36N,
long 10.07.36E on April 3, 1983,
after experiencing an electrical black out.
With her bouble bottom tanks and her engine room flooded
and tidal, the 26 man crew safely abandoned
the badly damaged vessel.
After part of her cargo had been transhipped,
the Tarpon Sentinel was refloated on may 18,
ther towed to Bizerta Roads.
Declared a CTL, she remained anchored
off Bizerta until dragging her anchor,
and running aground,
breaking in two on Oct 19.