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August 19, 1987 | MICHAEL ROSS, Times Staff Writer
A Norwegian tanker was strafed Tuesday by an Iranian patrol boat south of the Strait of Hormuz in the first attack on commercial shipping outside the Persian Gulf, maritime sources said. The sources said the attack occurred just after noon in the Gulf of Oman, near the Strait of Hormuz, when a small, unmarked patrol boat fired on the Liberian-registered chemical tanker Osco Sierra.
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April 16, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A ship smuggling thousands of tons of Iraqi oil sank in the Persian Gulf, a U.S. Navy official said, and authorities in Dubai said some of the fuel spilled into the water. Crews were trying to contain the spill more than 24 hours after the ship sank about 20 miles off the Dubai coast, an official at the Dubai Port Control said. Cmdr. Jeff Gradeck, a spokesman for the Navy's 5th Fleet, said the ship had 3,850 tons of fuel oil on board and had been intercepted several days earlier for violating U.
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April 16, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A ship smuggling thousands of tons of Iraqi oil sank in the Persian Gulf, a U.S. Navy official said, and authorities in Dubai said some of the fuel spilled into the water. Crews were trying to contain the spill more than 24 hours after the ship sank about 20 miles off the Dubai coast, an official at the Dubai Port Control said. Cmdr. Jeff Gradeck, a spokesman for the Navy's 5th Fleet, said the ship had 3,850 tons of fuel oil on board and had been intercepted several days earlier for violating U.
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August 19, 1987 | MICHAEL ROSS, Times Staff Writer
A Norwegian tanker was strafed Tuesday by an Iranian patrol boat south of the Strait of Hormuz in the first attack on commercial shipping outside the Persian Gulf, maritime sources said. The sources said the attack occurred just after noon in the Gulf of Oman, near the Strait of Hormuz, when a small, unmarked patrol boat fired on the Liberian-registered chemical tanker Osco Sierra.
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