Four Indian cremen were killed and two injured
as a result of an Iranian gunship missile
striking the Cyprus motor tanker Avocet
in the accommodation area on February 6, 1986,
about 50 mi E of the northern tip of Qatar
in lat 26.00N, long 52.30E.
With a fierce fire breaking out,
the surviving 32 crew members abandoned their vessel,
which had been on a ballast voyage from Karachi to Kuwait.