Iraq Continues Gulf Tanker Attacks 

Iraq has continued for the fifth consecutive week its aerial attacks on vessels heading to Iranian ports, claiming to have hit 28 targets in all this year. Only seven have been independently confirmed so far.

On 4 February, the Greek-owned 265,449 dwt ton Fairship-L was hit by an Exocet missile at 0800 GMT about 55 miles south of Iran's oil terminal at Kharg Island (28 degs. 23 min. north, 50 degs. 25 min. east). The vessel, which is...