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One of Iran's biggest navy ships sinks after catching fire

June 2, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Smoke rises from Iran navy???s largest ship in Jask port in the Gulf, Iran, June 2, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

One of the largest vessels in the Iranian navy has caught fire and sank in the Gulf of Oman, according to the country's semi-official Fars News Agency.

Tehran (CNN)One of the largest vessels in the Iranian navy has caught fire and sank in the Gulf of Oman, according to the country's semi-official Fars News Agency.

"Despite 20 hours of all-out efforts by Civil and Naval Military Rescue Teams, the rescue operation of the Khark training support vessel was ineffective due to the spread of fire in different parts," Fars said in its report.

The military vessel was being deployed to international waters for a training naval operation when one of its systems caught fire near Jask, Fars reported.

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