The 262,208 dwt Cyprus steam tanker Achievement
was operating on the Sirri-Kharg shuttle
when she was struck by an Iraqi Expocet missile
about 80 mi S of Kharg Island on March 17, 1986.
The exploding missile caused an immediate fire
in her engine room and accommodation.
When the fire had been grought under control,
the badly damaged tanker, which was in ballast condition
on a north bound passage, was towed back to Sirri Island.