The Liberian motor tanker Manhatten Duke
was on a ballast passage from Whangarei to Singapore,
when she ran aground on Basilisk Reef off Port Moresby,
during gale force winds on July 16, 1983.
After being refloated 9 days later,
she remained anchored of Pt Moresby
until sailing in two on September 28 bound for Singapore.
Declared a CTL due to extensive bottom damage, she was sold,
and after undergoing extensive repairs at Jurong,
returned to service inMay 1984, under the new name Duke.