While on a voyage from Bandar Mashur to Hamburg,
loaded with 39,000 tons of Iranian crude, the 25454 grt Norwegian mottor tanker
Anne Mildred Brovig, collided with the British motor tanker Pentland 876 grt,
during thick fog 35 miles west of Heligoland
in lat 54.17N long 6.48E at 0611 GMT on February 20, 1966.
Both vessels caught fire.
The AMB with 42 men on board requested immediate assistance.
Pentland, no injuries, which had sustained severe bow damage
was able to put out fire in No 1 hold.
Was taken to Hamburg and repaired.
AMB had to be abandoned.
Ablaze from stem to stern, drifted aground west of Heligoland,
with only the bow above water.
Huge oil slick.
Eventually broke in two.
The forepart which still contained a lot of oil
was refloated, partially discharged, and towed to Wilhemashaven.
It was calculated that about 16,000 tons of oil had been lost.