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SHIP NAME: M.Ceyhan KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source LMIU
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Struck by missile in engine-room and caught fire 100 miles S of Kharg Island in 27 46 N 51 11 E Jul 12 1985. Sold to Taiwan breakers.


source NAVIOS
type D
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Fixed wing, Exocet, CTL. See M. Vatan.


source HOOKE
type D
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Just three days after the devastating attack on M. Vatan, the 226,145 dwt Turkish Steam tanker M. Ceyhan was herself struck by an Iraqi warplane's Exocet missile about 120 miles south of Kharg Island in lat 27.46N, long 51.11E at about 6.15 am on July 12,1985, fully load with 200,000 tonnes of Iranian crude oil. There were no casualties. the 38 man crew taking to lifeboats after the missel had slammed into a bunker tank and started a fierce fire in the engine room, bridge and accommodation, that led to dense black smoke pouring from her. When the fire had been extinguished by salavage tugs, the badly damaged M. Ceyhan was towed to Sirri Island to discharge her cargo. CTL