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SHIP NAME: Stilikon KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
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Attacked by Iraqi aircraft in 27 02 N 52 32 E Nov 27-28 1987, during Iran-Iraq hostilities. Sold Chinese breakers.


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Fixed wing, Exocet, CTL. 40 miles NW of Lavan. This was the 4th hit on this ship. Was also hit on 1987-05-14 by Exocet. Also known as Stelios.


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The 206,198 dwt Panamanian motor tanker Stilikon was proceeding southwards down the Gulf from Kharg to Larak, fully loaded with crude oil, when she was attacked by Iraqi warplanes at 6.38 pm on November 27, 1987, NW of Lavan Island in lat 27.02N, 52.32E. The Exocet missile struck the starboard side of the vessel, casuing a huge fire inthe accommodation area, but no casualties were reported.

Towed to Larak, scrapped.

This was not the first occaision that the Stilikon had been attacked. On May 12, 1987, while on a ballast passage from Larak to Kharg, she was hit twice by Exopcet missiles in separate attacks. Immobilized she was taken in tow, with a small fire being reported on board. After undergoing repairs, she resumed her shuttle runs.