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    AT SEA OFF BAHRAIN/CHAHBAHAR PORT & VARIOUS, IRAN & AT SEA OFF IRAN

    Tanker skippers in the Gulf have continued to act with caution after attacks on shipping by both Iran and Iraq.

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    AT SEA OFF BAHRAIN, JUNE 3 (NBC)
    1. SVs Salvage tugs heading through Gulf near Bahrain. (3 SHOTS) 0.22
    2. AERIAL VIEWS Tankers waiting to go through Gulf. (3 SHOTS) 0.39
    3. AERIAL VIEW Tanker on the way to Straits of Hormuz with captain asking for protection from possible attacks. 0.49
    4. GV US warship 0.53
    5. SV US freighter Falcon Champion. 0.59
    6. AERIAL VIEWS Large tankers at anchor. (2 SHOTS) 1.26
    CHAHBAHAR, JUNE 1 (IRIB)
    7. AERIAL VIEW Port. 1.40
    OMAN SEA
    8. GVs Installation vessels working on oil platforms in sea. (4 SHOTS) 1.56
    9. SV PAN DOWN OIL pipeline being fitted to floated tanks and PAN OVER floating docks and hetties. (4 SHOTS) 2.22
    10. GV PAN Tankers alongside jetties. 2.30
    NEAR TABRIZ
    11. CU Remains of Iraqi Mig-23 jet fighter shot down by Iranians. 2.40
    12. GV Crowds waving bits of aircraft. 2.45
    13. CUs & SVs Parts of jet and crowds putting them on truck. (5 SHOTS) 3.11
    14. GVs Iranian combatants chanting. (2 SHOTS) 3.26
    InitialsCC/JRS


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    Background: AT SEA OFF BAHRAIN/CHAHBAHAR PORT & VARIOUS, IRAN & AT SEA OFF IRAN

    Tanker skippers in the Gulf have continued to act with caution after attacks on shipping by both Iran and Iraq. Along the southern coast, two United States warships have been accompanying oil tankers as far as the Aramco refinery at the Saudi port of Ras Tanuran. On June 4, it was feared Iran might be tempted to retaliate again after an Iraqi attack on a Turkish ship off Kharg Island the previous day. Speculation also mounted that Iran could be planning a major attack on the Iraqi oil port of Basra. United States intelligence sources said Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini had told Iran's army that June 5 could be an "epic day". But American defence officials refused to interpret the message as the signal for an attack on Basra. On the Turkish tanker, the Iranian news agency IRNA said all the crew of the stricken ship, Buyuk Hun, had been rescued. The vessel was hit in a missile attack in an Iraqi-declared war zone south of Iran's main oil terminal at Kharg Island. A United Nations Security Council resolution has condemned attacks on shipping, but Iran has spurred the resolution, calling it "another historic failure" by the Security Council. Exports of oil from Iran appear to have been the main casualty of the escalation of attacks in the Gulf. Oil industry sources say Iran's exports have probably fallen below one million barrels per day since Iraq intensified attacks on ships loading Iranian oil. Insurance rates for tankers visiting Iran's main oil terminal at Kharg Island have soared in recent weeks. Weekly premiums for a tanker loading at Kharg have risen to seven per cent of the ship's value, while premiums for cargo have gone up to five per cent of the oil's value. Oil traders say this puts 2.30 dollars on to the price of every barrel of crude exported from the terminal. One spokesman for the oil industry said "There seems little doubt that the Iranians are getting punished in terms of oil exports". Exports of other major oil-producing nations in the region have dropped only slightly since May 1
    3 when Iran apparently joined Iraq in attacking merchant ships in the waterway. On June 1, an Iranian military communique said an Iraqi Mig-23 had been shot down and its pilot killed. Iran said the aircraft had been hit after attacking an oil refinery at Tabriz on May 31.

    Source: NBC/IRIB

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA0I1D8H466ZEKJ3ULW5SKEOEK
    Media URN:
    VLVAA0I1D8H466ZEKJ3ULW5SKEOEK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:26:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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