Persian Gulf: Unsafe Passage

The last voyage of the Antigoni

The 22,000-ton Greek freighter Antigoni was steaming through the Persian Gulf toward the Iranian port of Bandar-Khomeini when members of the crew saw a silver streak glinting above the waves. The next instant, a missile slammed into the ship's stern about 5 ft. above the water line, and the 15 crewmen scrambled into the lifeboat. "We were 500 meters away when there was a second explosion," said First Mate George Galakopoulos. "It cut the ship in two. There was so much smoke I couldn't see anything." The crew was saved, but the Antigoni and...

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