The third attack came on July 26, 1986,
when a Iraqi Exocet missile slammed into her No 1 port tank,
causing a 4 ft hole when near Kharg Island
on a ballast voyage from Sirri to Kharg.
The fire was extinguished by the crew
before the vessel proceeded southwards.
However due to further engine problems,
she then had to towed to Bahrain for repairs.