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SHIP NAME: Medusa KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
source LMIU
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Struck by missile, on fire, abandoned Jun 10 1986, 40 miles S of Kharg Island, during Iran-Iraq hostilities Fire extinguished Jun 13 Towed in Jun 21.


source NAVIOS
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Exocet, fixed wing CTL. 40-50 mi South of Kharg. This was her third Exocet hit.


source HOOKE
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The Medusa was proceeding southwards down the Gulf from Kharg to Sirri, fully loaded, when she was set ablaze by the missile strike about 40 miles South of Kharg on June 10, 1986. The fire rage out of control in her engine room and aft accommodation and, when her engine room flooded, the main boiler exploded. She was abandoned without loss by her 30 man crew but with leaking oil pouring from her ruptured No 9 starboard tank, the sea around the vessel was turned into a raging inferno.


source CTX
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Would not be surprised if the boiler exploded before the flooding.