Huge setback to the Iranian Navy due to the mysterious sinking of the largest warship
- Iran’s navy has suffered a major setback amid the ongoing tension with Israel.
- Iran’s largest warship sank off the coast of Oman after a fire
- The cause of this very mysterious fire is yet to be ascertained.
Iran’s navy has suffered a major setback amid the ongoing tension with Israel. Iran’s largest warship sank off the coast of Oman after a fire. High flames of fire could be seen from inside the battleship.
The cause of the mysterious fire is yet to be ascertained. The name of this warship was Kharg which was named after an island. The ship served as the main oil terminal for Iran.
It is being told that all its crew members were safely evacuated after the fire. The Iranian Navy issued a statement saying that the Kharg ship was out on a training mission.
It is being told that the ship caught fire at around 2.15 pm and the fire brigade tried to stop it. This warship sank near the Iranian port of Jask.
BREAKING 🚨 Largest ship in the Iran’s navy “Kharg” caught fire and sank in the Gulf of Oman pic.twitter.com/Rs5oZUI3B0
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The warship was very important for the Iranian Navy
The Iranian Navy said that members of the fire brigade tried to control the raging fire for about 20 hours but they were not successful. Viral images on social media showed crew members wearing life jackets disembarking from the ship. A burning battleship is seen behind them. The fire was so terrible that it was even seen from space.
Kharg was a very important warship for the Iranian Navy and it used to replace other ships when needed. It could also carry a large amount of luggage and helicopters were also capable of taking off from it.
The ship was built in the UK in 1977 and was inducted into the Iranian Navy in 1984. The Iranian Navy has suffered a setback amid tensions with Israel.