Iran navy ship, the 'Khark,' sinks after fire on board - CNN

  

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Via:  flynavy1  •  2 weeks ago  •  6 comments

By:   Ramin Mostaghim and Mohammed Tawfeeq (CNN)

Iran navy ship, the 'Khark,' sinks after fire on board - 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.

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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.

The blaze on board the huge training and logistical ship -- called the "Khark" -- began early Wednesday morning. "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 ship sank off the coast of the southern Iranian port of Jask. All crew members were evacuated and there were no casualties, Fars added. Personnel on the Iranian navy ship that caught fire in the Gulf of Oman. The cause of the blaze remains unclear. 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. Read More It had been in service for more than four decades and had taken part in many training operations.

CNN's Ramin Mostaghim reported from Tehran and Mohammed Tawfeeq reported from Baghdad


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FLYNAVY1
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1  seeder  FLYNAVY1    2 weeks ago

This was a fleet oiler, meaning that this ship provided fuel for other ships while they were at sea. This should put a crimp in Iran's ability to send warships to other parts of the globe. 

A crews ability to fight fire and flooding is what determines a ship's survivability.  Everyone that sets a foot on one of our ships gets hands on training in both. 

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1  devangelical  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1    2 weeks ago

here's hoping the ships iran is sending to venezuela end up in bottom of the atlantic trench.

 
 
 
evilgenius
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1.2  evilgenius  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1    2 weeks ago
Everyone that sets a foot on one of our ships gets hands on training in both. 

Yup... Us Coasties drilled 3 to 5 times a week while underway (the big Cutter I was on did a 4 weeks in 6 weeks out patrol rotation the small one was 4 weeks in / 4 weeks out) and every day with the duty crew (1 in 4 day duty rotation) when moored. One time in limited space up a river we started atomizing fuel from a leak in one of the generators. The whole engine room was fogged until we could safely shut it down. Talk about puckered! LOL.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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1.2.1  seeder  FLYNAVY1  replied to  evilgenius @1.2    2 weeks ago

Realistic training is the best.....

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

Good riddance.  Have they blamed it on Israel yet?

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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2.1  seeder  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2    2 weeks ago

Give it some time Buzz.....

Looking at where the fire is, I would say something got out of hand in the galley.  That or the engine room.

 
 
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