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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.
14 May 1988, Hormuz Terminal, "Seawise Giant" on fire after the Iraqi Air-attack.
"Argosy" on the right.
"Seawise Giant" on fire after the Iraqi Air-attack.
( Photo thanks to Didier Pinçon )
See the big hole on the left.
Damage on deck.
"Seawise Giant" in Brunei Bay.
For her reconstruction was needed 3.200 Ton steel and 32 Kilometer new pipelines.
For the reconstruction, started in October 1990, of the "Seawise Giant", was 60 Million
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".
( 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.