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SHIP NAME: Tiburon KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
source LMIU
type C
volume
material
dead 8
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Struck by missile, explosions, on fire Jun 27 1984 SE of Kharg Island, during Iran-Iraq hostilities Fire extinguished Jun 30 Towed in Jul 2. Eight killed Sold and broken up.


source Navios
type D
volume
material
dead 8
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Three days later the Liberian tanker Tiburon was set ablaze and wrecked as she left Kharg, the fire burning for two days and leaving one a meter of hull above water, although salvage crews recovered most of her cargo. Fixed wing Exocet, 8 killed, 3 injured, CTL.


source HOOKE
type A
volume
material
dead 8
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Having loaded some 250,000 tons of crude oil at Kharg Is, the 260,150 dwt Liberian steam tanker was struck by an Exocet missile fired by an Iraqi warplane while SE of Kharg Is in lat 28.27N, 50.45E at about 140 PM local time on June 27, 1984. The missile hit the engine room, causing a series of immediate explosions and fire that resulted inthe deaths of 8 crew members, with a further three suffered injuries. After being abandoned by her surviving crew members the vessel's engine room and aft accommodation were completely gutted by the raging inferno, with flames shooting 100 feet into the air.


source HOOKE
type A
volume
material
dead 8
link

The salavage tugs managed to keep the fire from spreading to the cargo tanks. The ship was towed to Bahrain and then Dubai where her cargo was transferred to the British Renown. She was then scrapped.