At about 0100 hours on 1979-02-15, while lying in an empty condition
at Skikda, the seven year old Dutch motor oil/chemical tanker
Massluis broke from her moorings during the extreme severity
of a Force 10 storm, stuck a breakwater and sank,
fully submerged in 30 meters of water.
Such was the violence of the impact that she broke into three sections,
the midsection being completely demolished.
A total of 27 of the 29 persons on board lost their lives.