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.