While proceeding in ballast from Fujairah to Kharg,
the 386,343 dwt Cyprus steam tanker Minotaur
was struck in her engine room by an Exocet missile
fired by an Iraqi warplane
when about 40 miles S of Kharg in lat 28.35N, 50.17E
at about 11:35 am on December 3, 1984.
With her engine room ablaze,
three of her 27 man crew died inthe inferno.
The fire was eventually extinguished by her own crew,
following which the disabled Minotaur
was taken in tow for Dubai
where she arrived flooded to sea level on December 8th.