While on a ballast passage northward
from Sirri Island to Kharg, the Kypros was hit
by an Iraqi warplane's Exocet missile
at 10.05 pm on April 16, 1985
when about 30 miles SE of Kharg Island in lat 28.06N, long 50.52E.
The missle struck the engine room
which immediately burst into flames,
but only one Filipino crewman was injured.
Without power, the Kypros was taken in two
arriving off Dubai onApril 20.