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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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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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