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SHIP NAME: Safina Al Arab KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
source LMIU
type C
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material
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Struck by missile, explosion, on fire Apr 25 1984, 70 miles S of Kharg Island, during Iran-Iraq hostilities Fire extinguished Apr 27 Towed in Apr 28. One missing Sold to be broken up.


source Navios
type A
volume 1000T
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dead 1
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Of even greater significance was an attack upon the Saudi ULCC Safina al Arab, which was set ablaze by an Exocet 100 n mi NE of Bahrain. She was loaded with 340,000 tons of crude oil and had left Kharg only a few hours earlier bound from France. The fire and explosion destroyed 1000 tons of her cargo and rendered her a CTL. It was clear that not only that she was attacked in an area outside the Iraqi-declared exclusionzone, but also that she was now far to the south of the usual zone of operations.


source Navios
type A
volume 1000T
material
dead 1
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Having loaded a 340,000 ton cargo of Iranian crude at Kharg Island for France, the 357,100 dwt Saudi Arabian steam tanker Safina al Arab was proceeding southwards down the Gulf when she was struck by an Exocet missile that had been fire from an Iraqi warplane about 100 miles NNE of Bahrain in late 27.40N, long 751.17E on April 25, 1984. The missle struck No 11 starboard tank, causing an immediate explosion and fire. One Filipino crewman died. Withe the fire spreading, the 26 surviving crew members abandoned ship in gale force weaterh conditions, but they all safely taken on board other vessels. Some 10,000 tons of oil was reported to have been spilled from her ruptured tank before she was taken in tow, still ablaze. CTL


source Navios
type A
volume 10o00T
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dead 1
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The Hooke estimate of the spillage seems more likely than the Navios.