Sailed from Huasco on 16 September 1990 for Kawasaki.
Last reports at 25_12S,79_12W on 18 September 1990
and not since heard of.
Her prior cargo was crude oil,
no reception facilities were available for slop disposal ashore,
so with no alternative they were retained on board.
The charterers representative were satisfied
with the crude oil discharge
and the subseqent conversion from oil to ore cargo status.
The final message from Algarrobo was sent to agents in Japan
about noon local time on the 19 September 1990.
Unfortunately, this message was not copied by the operators;
SAR was initiated without this information.
There was no finding of fact that would lead to any conclusion
of a positive proximate cause of the unique sudden
and apparent catastrophic condition(s)
that led to the loss of the Ore/Oil carrier Algarrobo and her entire crew.
Reference to MSC 61/10/2, Annex 1, No 89.