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SHIP NAME: Petrostar XVI KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source LMIU
type C
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Struck by rockets, fire in engine-room Apr 05 1986, 4 miles NE of Halul Island, during Iran-Iraq hostilities Fire extinguished later same day Towed in Apr 9.


source NAVIOS
type D
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dead 1
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AS12, Helo, 1 killed, 7 injured. Helicopter operated from Rostam platform. Hit 5 mi off Halul Is. Saudi flag ship had loaded at Bahrain. CTL.


source HOOKE
type D
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dead 4
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Four men died and another six were seriously injured when the Saudi Arabian motor tanker Petrostar XVI was stuck by rockets fired by two Iranian helicopter gunships about 5 mi NE of Halul Island on April 5, 1986. A fire immediately broke out in the engine room and accommodation of the Petrostar XVI which was en route from Bahrain to Sharjah with a cargo of 17,000 tons of fuel oil. Towed ot Sharjah, CTL and scrapped.