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SHIP NAME: Angel KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
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Struck by missile and caught fire abt 60 miles from Kharg Island Oct 01 1986, during Iran-Iraq hostilities


source NAVIAS
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Fixed wing, Exocet.


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The 227,492 dwt Cyprus steam tanker Angel was the subject of three Iraqi Exocet attacks within a 6 week period in Oct/Nov 1986.

The first attack occurred on October 1, 1986 when an air launched Exocet struck her on the port side of the bow when about 45 mi south of Kharg Island in a ballast condition. A small fire was ignited but it was extinguished by the crew about 90 minutes later. There were no injuries. The vessel then turned around and headed to Dubai for repairs.