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SHIP NAME: Magnum KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
source LMIU
type C
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Struck by missile, on fire Aug 07 1986, S of Kharg Island, during Iran-Iraq hostilities Fire subsequently extinguished, taken in tow, beached Aug 27 off Larak Island Refloated, towed in Nov 30. Sold 1987 to be broken up as Mag.


source NAVIOS
type C
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Exocet, fixed wing, CTL. This was her second hit.

The Panamanian Magum was set ablaze, south of Kharg. The Magnum was so badly damaged she had to be beached to prevent her sinking.


source HOOKE
type A
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dead 2
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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.


source CTX
type A
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dead 2
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CTX's death number does not include the people killed at Johore.