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SHIP NAME: tactic KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
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Struck by missile, fire in engine-room, abandoned Jan 28 1987, 115 miles S of Kharg Island during Iran-Iraq hostilities Fire extinguished, taken in tow later same day Towed in Feb 4. Arrived Kaohsiung Sep 7 for demolition.


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Fixed wing, Exocet 115 m SE of Kharg, CTL


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The 237,085 dwt Greek steam tanker Tactic, from Kharg Island, loaded with 200,000 tons of crude, when she was struck by am air-launched Iraqi Exocet in lat 27.38N, long 51.18E on January 28, 1987. The missile penetrated the inert gas room, causing a major fire in the engine room and accommodations but no casualties to the 25 man crew, who safely abandoned the burning ship. Three tugs fought the fire, after which the Tactic was taken in tow to Fujairah. CTL and scrapped.