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SHIP NAME: Barcelona KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source LMIU
type C
volume
material
dead 4
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Struck by missiles, on fire, abandoned at Larak Island May 14 1988, during Iran-Iraq hostilities Beached May 15 to prevent sinking Explosion May 17 Fire later extinguished Forepart arrived Gadani Beach Dec 30 1989 in tow for demolition. One crew member dead, three missing Aftpart since towed to Alang, to be broken up.


source NAVIAS
type C
volume
material
dead 4
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Bomb from fixed wing. CTL. 1 killed, 3 missing.

The Cypriot tanker Argosy was off-loading oil from the world's largest tanker Seawise Giant, which was severely damaged, suffering 16 casualties among the crew, and was later towed to Larak where she was found to be a CTL. The Argosy suffered two casualties and bomb damage in three places, but was repaired. Bombs set ablaze the Spanish tanker Barcelona which also suffered four casualties and was beached to prevent her sinking. One of the bombs hit her in an oil tank, but failed to detonate until three days later just as four tugs were pulling her off. The tug Scan Partner was sunk by the blast and the others were damaged; there were ten dead amnong the crews.


source CTX
type C
volume
material
dead 14
link

LMIU says missiles, but this raid used bombs. The Iraqi planes did not have the range to carry missiles this far.

Probably should bundle these casualties when we go to Version 3.0.