by Swan Hunter, Haverton Hill, in the 1970s, she grossed 89,438 tons and
measuered 294.13 x 44.19 x 25.01 metres.
the largest wreck in Europe.
carrying 165,000 tons of iron ore and 2,000 tons of oil from Seven Islands, Quebec
for the River Clyde.
aground on the Stagg Rocks during a gale after losing steerage.
had previously sheltered for a few days in Bantry Bay to repair cracks in her
decks before venturing out.
28 crew were air-lifted off by the RAF, and her engines were left running in reverse
to try and dislodge her.
Dutch tug "Smit Rotterdam" failed to tow her off.
following Spring she broke in three and sank.
vessel was worth £8.4m. and the cargo £2.7m.
1,200 tons of bunker fuel caused serious pollution in the area.