Energy Determination

The Energy Determination sailed from Bonaire on 5 November 1979, in ballast and bound for the Das Islands in Arabian Gulf for a cargo of crude oil. At 0100hrs 13 December 1979 (local time), she was passing through the Straits of Hormuz when she was ripped by a large internal explosion in vicinity of No 9 starboard tank which contained about 354 tons of slops.