Iraq Attacks Two Iranian Shuttle Tankers 

Iraq has resumed its attacks on Gulf shipping after a nine-week lull, hitting two chartered tankers on the Kharg-Sirri shuttle run and bringing the total of damaged shuttle ships to five.

At 0245 GMT on 9 July an Exocet missile struck the 392,799-dwt ULCC M. Vatan, which was loaded with 350,000 tons of Iranian crude oil lifted from Kharg and bound to Sirri, some 115 miles southeast of Kharg and 20 miles west of the Iranian coast (27...