Cypriot Tanker Attacked 

The Iraqi air force on 7 December attacked the 239,603 dwt Cypriot tanker Polys, part of the Iranian shuttle fleet, while it was fully loaded and heading away from Iran's export terminal at Kharg Island. The attack holed the tanker in the bow above the waterline but the Polys continued sailing under its own power to Sirri Island. This is the 11th shuttle tanker attacked by Iraq since the Kharg-Sirri route was activated earlier this year.