After loading a carog of crude oil at Kharg Island,
the 177,710 dwt Saudi Arabian motor tanker
was struck by as Iraqi Exocet missile
that had been fired by a war plane
about 80 mi SE of Kharg Is in lat 28.07N, long 51.06E
on May 7, 1984.
The missile struck the accommodation area
close to the engien room,
causing a massive explosion and fire.
One man died whilethe remaining crew members aall safely
abandoned their blazing ship.
When examined it was ascertained that the missile
had passed through her settling tanks
and entered the engien room.