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Piracy/Terrorist Moment : RPG and Missile Attack Preparations

A starboard quarter view of the reflagged Kuwaiti supertanker SEA ISLE CITY underway.
A starboard quarter view of the reflagged Kuwaiti supertanker SEA ISLE CITY underway.

Twenty-nine years ago in the Persian Gulf, a U.S.-flagged supertanker came under attack by Silkworm missiles launched from Iranian territory.  The $2-million in damage included shattered bridge windows.  Those shattered bridge windows blinded both Capt. John Hunt, master of the vessel and lookout Victorino Gonzaga.

 

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