A fire broke out on the largest ship in the Iranian Navy while it was in the Gulf of Oman. The crew of the Kharg, a converted tanker, was rescued, but the ship sank in the sea.
Iran's state-run Fars news agency reported that the Kharg was a supply and training ship, and that the fire broke out under unclear circumstances.
The incident occurred near the port of Jask in the Gulf of Oman that connects to the Strait of Hormuz, where one-fifth of global oil tanker traffic passes. The Iranians said that the ship that sank was used by the Navy to provide supplies for other ships.
Reuters said that in April there was a report that an Iranian ship, the Saviz, was attacked with limpet mines in the Red Sea.