The Philippine motor tanker PNOC Basilan
was en route from Bataan to Poro Point,
loaded with 125,000 barrels of kerosene and gasoline,
when she sank off Agoo, west coast of Luzon
in lat 16.21.05N, long 120,19.02E on November 26, 1983,
after an explosion and a major fire broke out on board
when she was struck by huge waves
that forced open a tank cover.
39 of her crew were safely picked up by USAF helicopters
but another six men remained missing, presumed drowned.
The wreck was raised during 1984 and,
after her remaining cargo had been pumped out,
was then scrapped.