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SHIP NAME: M. Vatan KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
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Struck by missile 120 miles S of Kharg Island, in 27 32 N 51 20 E and caught fire Jul 09 1985, during Iran-Iraq hostilities. Sold to be broken up.


source NAVIOS
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Exocet, fixed wing, CTL. 115 mi S of Kharg and 20 mi from Iranian coast.

Some 350,000 tonnes of Iranins crude leaked, but to salvage the 500,000 tonnes of oil in both [M Vatan and M Ceyhan], Iran quickly chartered the Cypriot tankers Klelian and Superior.


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The 392,799 dwt Turkish steam tanker M. Vatan was on a southbound passage loaded with 382,000 tons of curdue when she was attacked by an Iraqi warplane about 120 mi S of Kharg Is in lat 27.32N, long 51.20E at 6.45 am on July 9, 1985. The Exocet missile struck and penetrated an empty starboard side bunker tank, resulting in a massive explosion and fire, but none of the 39 Turkish crew were injured. Oil then begain to leak from ruptured tanks. The crew abandoned ship, being safely picked up from their lifeboats by tugs, as a pall of thick black smoke poured from the stricken tanker.

They found that the missile had ripped a hole 10 m by 6 above the waterline on the starboard side, causing extensive damage to a slop tank. The fire had also spread to the accommodation area, which was seriously damaged.

After discharging her cargo at Sirri Island, the M. Vatan was declared a CTL.


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Dont know what to make of Navios claim of 350,000 ton spill, which is then contradicted by the rest of the sentence.