By John Stephen, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=93839072

The Iranian warship ‘Kharg’ sunk on Wednesday in the Gulf of Oman after being suddenly engulfed in flames forcing the ship’s crew to evacuate.

As Fox News reports:

The support warship Kharg sank under unclear circumstances near the Iranian port of Jask, about 790 miles southeast of Tehran, semiofficial news agencies reported.

Firefighters tried to contain the blaze, which ignited around 2:25 a.m., but efforts to save the Khargย โ€“ named after the island that serves as the main oil terminal for Iran โ€“ were unsuccessful, according to the Fars and Tasnim news agencies.

Sailors were captured evacuating the vessel as the fire burned behind them, photos posted on Iranian social media showed. Video published by Fars also showed thick, black smoke rising from the ship early Wednesday morning.

Iranian officials have yet to say what caused the blaze.

The ‘Kharg’ was the largest ship in Iran’s fleet and was a former oil tanker that had been retrofitted into a helicopter carrier and logistics hub for Iranian operations throughout the middle east. The ship’s destruction is a significant loss for the Iranians and will be difficult for them to replace.


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Andy
Andy
7 months ago

Being it was a converted oil tanker they screwed up the retrofit.

Keith Clark
Keith Clark
7 months ago
Reply to  Andy

Kinda sounds like a lot of oil caught fire.
Gee, too bad. I bet the truth is an interesting story.

Mikey
Mikey
7 months ago
Reply to  Keith Clark

Wouldnโ€™t blame the Israelis if they were behind it.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
7 months ago
Reply to  Keith Clark

Next time the country should be taken out

Doug T
Doug T
7 months ago
Reply to  Andy

…..yes….lets go with that!

Captain America
Captain America
7 months ago

Muslim klingons scuttled their own ship.

bARBARA
bARBARA
7 months ago

DIDN’T BIDEN JUST PURCHASE IRANIAN OIL SINCE HE CLOSED DOWN THE PIPELINE? THAT MAY HAVE BEEN THE OIL THAT BIDEN PURCHASED??????????????????????????????????

old man coyote
old man coyote
7 months ago
Reply to  bARBARA

hope it was insured. Just another “accident” folks, let’s move on to more important things like protesting future elections.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
7 months ago
Reply to  old man coyote

Or kicking ass when the commiecrats cheat again

paul
paul
7 months ago
Reply to  bARBARA

To bad Biden will just give them another Ship AND a Boat Load of American Dollars borrowed from China.

Ellen
Ellen
7 months ago
Reply to  bARBARA

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