(WatchDogReport.org) – Iran has recently suffered from a series of unfortunate (or fortunate depending on how you look at it) events. In 2020, a missile accidentally sank an Iranian naval support vessel during a training exercise. The same year, the Strait of Hormuz was blocked after the country’s military attacked a replica US aircraft carrier during a silly propaganda exercise. The Iranian Navy has now again suffered a loss.
On Wednesday, June 2, the Iranian Navy’s largest ship, “Kharg,” caught fire and sank in the Gulf of Oman. The incident reportedly started the day before, but multiple attempts to save the vessel failed.
Footage reportedly of #Iran’s Navy largest ship, the Kharg , burning this morning in the Gulf of Oman.
The vessel later sank (AP), in yet another mysterious incident/ disaster befalling Iran’s military:
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) June 2, 2021
The Iranian government has not said what started the fire. Fars News Agency reported that the efforts ultimately failed because the blaze spread to different areas of the ship. There were no casualties when it went down; all of the crew members were safely evacuated. The latest disaster leaves some to wonder if something more nefarious is going on or if the incidents were all unrelated.
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