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SHIP NAME: Ninemia KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
source LMIU
type C
volume
material
dead 2
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Struck by missile, fire in engine-room, taken in tow Dec 15 1984 off Kharg Island, during Iran-Iraq hostilities Fire extinguished Again struck by missile, fire extinguished Dec 16 Towed in Dec 20. Two dead To be broken up.


source NAVIOS
type C
volume
material
dead 2
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Exocet, fixed wing, twice. CTL.

The Greek tanker Ninemia was wrecked after as Exocet hit, which killed two crewmen, started a blaze. She was abandoned and taken in tow only to be finished off by another Exocet hit the following day.


source HOOKE
type C
volume
material
dead 1
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While en route from Sirri to Kharg Island in ballast, the Greek steam tanker Ninemia was attacked in lat 27.50N long 50.54E at about 11 am on December 15th 1984. The Exocet missile ripped into her engine room, causing a major fire and killing one crewmember. Her surviving 25 crew abandoned ship in a lifeboat as the fire raged uncontrollably through her accommodation deck and engine room. Six salvage tugs arrived on the scene to fight the fire but they were hampered by gale force winds and 12 ft high seas.

Then at 1230 pm the following day, while under tow in lat 27.29.30N, long 50.35.30E, the Nimenia was struck again in her engine room by another Iraqi-fired long range Exocet, creating a new fire. There were no casualties on this occaision, with the missile slamming into the starboard side of the tanker while the tugs and fire fighting vessels were all stationed on the port side. The fire was again brought under her control, after which the tug continued her two towards Dubai. CTL


source CTX
type C
volume
material
dead 2
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Obviously, the tugs had turned the ship around between the first and second attacks.