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SHIP NAME: Seawise Giant KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source LMIU
type C
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material
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Struck by missiles, on fire May 14 1988 at Larak Island, during Iran-Iraq hostilities Fire extinguished same day Subsequently laid up at Brunei Bay Towed to Singapore Sept 1990 for rebuilding and repairs Drydocked at Dubai Oct 26 1991.


source NAVIAS
type C
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dead 3
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Bomb from fixed wing. CTL. 1 killed, 2 missing, 13 injured.

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.


source CTX
type C
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dead 14
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LMIU says missiles, but this raid used bombs. The Iraqi planes did not have the range to carry missiles this far.

Ship was eventually repaired at a cost that some put at over 50 million USD.