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October 9, 1987 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
Hours before Iranian gunboats clashed with U.S. military helicopters in the Persian Gulf on Thursday, a Japanese-owned tanker was hit by two missiles as it steamed toward a port in Saudi Arabia. It was not clear whether the missiles were fired by Iranians or Iraqis. According to shipping sources, the missiles hit the tanker, the 9,431-ton Tomoe 8, about 60 miles from its destination, the Saudi petrochemical complex at Jubayl.
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October 9, 1987 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
Hours before Iranian gunboats clashed with U.S. military helicopters in the Persian Gulf on Thursday, a Japanese-owned tanker was hit by two missiles as it steamed toward a port in Saudi Arabia. It was not clear whether the missiles were fired by Iranians or Iraqis. According to shipping sources, the missiles hit the tanker, the 9,431-ton Tomoe 8, about 60 miles from its destination, the Saudi petrochemical complex at Jubayl.
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