pretty cool story & pics- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_America_(1939) On New Year's Eve 1993, American Star left Greece for the last time, towed by Ukrainian tugboat Neftegaz-67. The one hundred day tow began; American Star and Neftegaz 67 entered a thunderstorm in the Atlantic. The tow lines broke and six or more men were sent aboard American Star to reattach the emergency tow lines. This proved unsuccessful. Two other towboats were called to assist Neftegaz 67. On 17 January, the crew aboard American Star was rescued by helicopter. The ship was left adrift. On 18 January, the ship ran aground off the west coast of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands.