An Iranian navy ship has sunk in the Gulf of Oman after catching fire

2 June, 2021: An Iranian navy ship sank in the Gulf of Oman after catching fire.

BaaghiTV reports that an Iranian navy ship sank in the Gulf of Oman after a fire. Despite a 20-hour struggle, the fire could not be contained. All crew were evacuated from the ship. The ship sank near the Iranian port of Jask, which was on a training mission. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

According to the news agency, a fire broke out in the largest ship of the Iranian navy which was tried to be extinguished but failed. Rescue crews could not extinguish the fire in the ship. Video of the ship catching fire has gone viral on social media, showing clouds of smoke rising from the ship.

The ship that caught fire could carry heavy cargo and serve as a launch point for helicopters. The ship, built in Britain and launched in 1977, joined the Iranian navy in 1984 after lengthy negotiations following the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.

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