Ten crewmen were killed when the Panamanian motor tanker Five Brooks
was struck by shells fired by an Iraninan frigate
about 20 mi off Mina Saqr in lat 26.15N, long 56.08E on October 17, 1986,
while she was en route from Kuwait to Khor Fakkan,
loaded with bunker oil.
As a result of a fire breaking out in the superstructure aft,
the accommodation was gutted and, with the engine room flooding,
the surviving 29 crew members, Filipinos and Pakistanis,
abandoned their blazing ship.
The Five Brooks was subsequently taken in tow,
arriving off Khor Fakkan to be declared a CTL.