Iran’s largest navy ship the Kharg sank on Wednesday after catching fire within the Gulf of Oman, but the crew was safely rescued.
State TV said the hearth on Iran’s highest-tonnage naval vessel started around 2:25 a.m.on Wednesday (21:55 GMT) near the Iranian port of Zask, where it had been on a training mission.
The Gulf of Oman connects to the Strait of Hormuz. Rescue operations for the Kharg went on for hours, the statement on state TV said, with all the crew rescued.
In April, Iran said one among its vessels, the Saviz, had been targeted within the Red Sea , after media reports the ship had been attacked with limpet mines.
The shipping incidents have occurred since U.S. President Joe Biden took office in January, pledging to rejoin Iran’s 2015 nuclear containment affect six world powers – abandoned by his predecessor Donald Trump during a move welcomed by Israel if Tehran returns to full compliance with the accord