Loaded with 56,000 tons of Iranian crude oil at Kharg Island
the Liberian motor tanker Magnolia
was attacked by an Iraqi warplane
when 31 miles south of Kharg Island on December 21, 1984.
The Exocet missile caused a fire
which resulted in the deaths of two of her crew.
The surviving crewmen abandoned ship,
whichw as then towed backl to Kharg Island.