Atlantic Container Line (ACL) was projected in to households across the globe in 1982 when the 14,950gt/1970 built Atlantic Conveyer and sistership Atlantic Causeway were requisitioned to convey supplies to the Falkland Islands during the Falklands Conflict. On 25th May 1982 the Liverpool registered Atlantic Conveyor was struck by two Argentine air-launched AM39 Exocet missiles, tragically killing 12 crewmen. Seriously ravaged by fire, the stricken Atlantic Conveyor then sank whilst under tow on 28th May 1982. Her replacement was later built on Tyneside.
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