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El gráfico muestra incidentes marítimos en Oriente Medio en 2021


El mayor barco de la Armada de Irán se incendia y se hunde en el Golfo de Omán

June 2, 2021 - La mayor embarcación de la Armada iraní se hundió en el Golfo de Omán el miércoles después de incendiarse en circunstancias no esclarecidas aún, según informes de agencias de noticias semioficiales.

The blaze began in the early hours of Wednesday and firefighters tried to contain it, but their efforts failed to save the 207m-long Kharg, which was used to resupply other ships in the fleet at sea and conduct training exercises, AP said.

The vessel sank off the Iranian port of Jask, on the Gulf of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz – the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf. Iranian officials offered no cause for the fire aboard the ship, though they said an investigation had begun.

The Kharg fire is the latest naval incident in waters near Iran, a region of sensitive shipping routes and simmering geopolitical tensions, the BBC said.

PUBLISHED: 02/06/2021; STORY: Graphic News