Bill Balabanow is now N3CC in Lancaster Pa. The S.S. Montpelier Victory, a 736 foot oil tanker built in 1962 served until burned in 1981 then scrapped in 1984. I would worry for the fact this vessel hauled gasoline too. Paul Wolf W6RLP was also another radioman in the 1970s who sailed with the same vessel.
QSL from W2VRK Collection
Ship photo courtesy of Arthur P. Cooley
Info courtesy of W8SU