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The air attack on the Seawise Giant
Here are some photographs, made after the attack on the "Seawise Giant",
during the Iran-Iraq War in 1988.
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14 May 1988, Hormuz Terminal, "Seawise Giant" on fire after the Iraqi Air-attack.
"Argosy" on the right.
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"Seawise Giant" on fire after the Iraqi Air-attack.
( Photo thanks to Didier Pinçon )
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See the big hole on the left.
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Damage on deck.
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"Seawise Giant" in Brunei Bay.
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For her reconstruction was needed 3.200 Ton steel and 32 Kilometer new pipelines.
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For the reconstruction, started in October 1990, of the "Seawise Giant", was 60 Million
Dollar needed.
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Construction of a complete new deckhouse for the "Seawise Giant" at the Keppel-Yard at
Singapore. In October 1991, she was sailing again, under her new name "Happy Giant".
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( Collection Nils Koch )
"Seawise Giant" being rebuilt in Singapore. Notice that this picture was taken just when
they had removed the old burnt-out superstructure and before the new one was put in
place. Note in particular that the bridge wings are still in place.