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October 31, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A burst of superheated steam killed 10 American sailors Tuesday in a boiler-room accident aboard a Navy assault ship, forcing a scale-back of a new exercise testing a possible amphibious landing in the Persian Gulf conflict. The break in a high-pressure steam line came just minutes after the 29-year-old Iwo Jima pulled out of port in Manama, Bahrain, where it had undergone five days of repairs, according to military officials here.
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June 6, 1995 | Associated Press
The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln and a supply ship collided during a replenishment operation in the Persian Gulf on Monday and one person was slightly injured, a U.S. Naval Forces Central Command statement said. It said the support ship Sacramento was transferring food and fuel to the carrier when they collided.
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August 1, 1987 | GAYLORD SHAW and ROBERT C. TOTH, Times Staff Writers
Military planners told President Reagan six weeks ago that Iran was sowing mines in the Persian Gulf but ranked as a "low probability" the risk that the mines posed in the open seas to U.S.-escorted tanker convoys, Administration officials say.
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November 2, 1990 | From Times Wire Sevices
Under clear and sunny skies, the bodies of 11 servicemen killed in Operation Desert Shield accidents were returned to the United States on Thursday. Navy and Marine Corps officials received the bodies of the 10 sailors killed Tuesday in an accident aboard the assault ship Iwo Jima and that of a Marine killed in a vehicle accident. Military personnel saluted as each coffin was brought out of the C-141 Starlifter transport aircraft.
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September 6, 1987
A shortage of firefighting equipment and poor training contributed to the loss of life aboard the American frigate Stark after it was struck in the Persian Gulf by two missiles fired from an Iraqi jet, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The Stark was so poorly equipped, the newspaper said, that it would have sunk if a foreign tug had not come to its aid about three hours after the May 17 attack that killed 37 sailors.
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June 20, 1987 | Associated Press
A Liberian tanker loaded with Kuwaiti oil struck a mine off Kuwait on Friday but sustained only minor damage, Persian Gulf-based maritime salvage executives reported. They said the 273,408-ton Stena Explorer struck the mine in Kuwait's main oil shipping channel about 30 miles from the Kuwaiti mainland. The vessel was not severely damaged and probably will return to Kuwait under its own power, said the executives, speaking with the condition they not be identified.
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July 29, 1987 | ROBERT GILLETTE, Times Staff Writer
Additional underwater mines have been found in the same area of the Persian Gulf where a Kuwaiti supertanker flying the American flag was damaged by a mine explosion last Friday, Pentagon officials said Tuesday. "More mines were discovered by one of the navies in the same vicinity" where the U.S.-registered Bridgeton was damaged, said one official who requested anonymity. He and others declined to say how many mines have been found or whether they had been detected by U.S. or Arab patrols.
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November 2, 1990 | From Times Wire Sevices
Under clear and sunny skies, the bodies of 11 servicemen killed in Operation Desert Shield accidents were returned to the United States on Thursday. Navy and Marine Corps officials received the bodies of the 10 sailors killed Tuesday in an accident aboard the assault ship Iwo Jima and that of a Marine killed in a vehicle accident. Military personnel saluted as each coffin was brought out of the C-141 Starlifter transport aircraft.
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June 6, 1995 | Associated Press
The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln and a supply ship collided during a replenishment operation in the Persian Gulf on Monday and one person was slightly injured, a U.S. Naval Forces Central Command statement said. It said the support ship Sacramento was transferring food and fuel to the carrier when they collided.
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February 5, 1988 | Associated Press
Iraqi warplanes set an Iranian tanker ablaze in the Persian Gulf, and a Greek-owned freighter crippled by Iranian gunboats sank while under tow Thursday in seas churned by a fierce sandstorm. The 15,241-ton freighter Mare, registered in Panama, went down in about 60 feet of water off the United Arab Emirates, salvage executives said. It was set afire in the attack Saturday in the northern gulf, and the crew abandoned ship.
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October 31, 1990 | United Press International
Here is a partial list of the servicemen killed Tuesday aboard the Iwo Jima in the Persian Gulf and in a desert accident. Navy officials said the identities of the two other sailors who died are being withheld pending notification of family members. The Navy victims: 1. Petty Officer 3rd Class David Alan Gilliland, 21, of Warrensburg, Mo. Boiler technician. 2. Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Edward Hutchison, 27, of Elkins, W. Va. Boiler technician. 3.
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October 31, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A burst of superheated steam killed 10 American sailors Tuesday in a boiler-room accident aboard a Navy assault ship, forcing a scale-back of a new exercise testing a possible amphibious landing in the Persian Gulf conflict. The break in a high-pressure steam line came just minutes after the 29-year-old Iwo Jima pulled out of port in Manama, Bahrain, where it had undergone five days of repairs, according to military officials here.
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February 23, 1990 | From Associated Press
A U.S.-flag Kuwaiti tanker loaded with naphtha and diesel fuel exploded Thursday in the Persian Gulf, and two American ship officers were believed killed. The other 23 crew members, all Americans but one, abandoned the burning ship and were rescued by a U.S. Navy frigate. American military sources said the two men missing, and evidently killed, were the captain and first mate of the 81,283-ton Surf City, but further identification would have to come from the owners, the Kuwait Oil Tanker Co.
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January 6, 1989
A Saudi Arabian tanker caught in a storm in the southern Persian Gulf was left ablaze in the Strait of Hormuz with eight of its crewmen missing, shipping executives reported. They identified the vessel as the 36,904-ton Sagheera, manned by a 34-member crew of Greek officers and Sri Lankan sailors. The Omani navy rescued 26 crew members in lifeboats but eight remained unaccounted for, the shipping officials said.
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July 3, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
A U.S. warship fired a warning shot near one of three Iranian gunboats that attacked a Danish-flag supertanker in the southern Persian Gulf on Saturday, a Pentagon spokesman said. It was the first time a U.S. warship has come to the aid of a non-U.S.-flag tanker since Secretary of Defense Frank C. Carlucci announced in April that such assistance would be provided when requested, Lt. Col. Arnold Williams said.
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February 5, 1988 | Associated Press
Iraqi warplanes set an Iranian tanker ablaze in the Persian Gulf, and a Greek-owned freighter crippled by Iranian gunboats sank while under tow Thursday in seas churned by a fierce sandstorm. The 15,241-ton freighter Mare, registered in Panama, went down in about 60 feet of water off the United Arab Emirates, salvage executives said. It was set afire in the attack Saturday in the northern gulf, and the crew abandoned ship.
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July 3, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
A U.S. warship fired a warning shot near one of three Iranian gunboats that attacked a Danish-flag supertanker in the southern Persian Gulf on Saturday, a Pentagon spokesman said. It was the first time a U.S. warship has come to the aid of a non-U.S.-flag tanker since Secretary of Defense Frank C. Carlucci announced in April that such assistance would be provided when requested, Lt. Col. Arnold Williams said.
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August 1, 1987 | GAYLORD SHAW and ROBERT C. TOTH, Times Staff Writers
Military planners told President Reagan six weeks ago that Iran was sowing mines in the Persian Gulf but ranked as a "low probability" the risk that the mines posed in the open seas to U.S.-escorted tanker convoys, Administration officials say.
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