On August 7, 1986 while the 300,070 dwt Panamanian steam tanker Magnum
was at Kharg Island loading,
she was the subject of an attack by Iraqi warplanes
on the Kharg Island terminal and the vessels berthed there.
Exocet missiles ripped into her, causing a major fire.
She then drifted away from the jetty and ran aground,
blazing fiercely, with two of her crew haviong been killed
and another four injured.
After being refloated on August 10,
the fire was extinguished by salavage vessels.
She was then towed to Larak Island, badly damaged,
having to be beached to prevent her from sinking.
The Magnum, valued at USD 9.6m was later towed to Dubai,
arriving on November 30 to be surveyed
but she was found to be so seriously damaged
that she was declared a CTL and sold to Taiwanese shipbreakers.
However, while undergoing tank-cleaning and gas-freeing
operations of Tanjong Piau, SW Johore, on March 22, 1987,
prior to her acceptance at Kaohsiung for scrapping,
seven of the 50 workers on board were killed
when fire and explosions occurred in the tanks.