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2022-January-5  17:53

Iran Rescues 11 Indian Crew before Vessel Sinks in Persian Gulf

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Marine Forces have rescued 11 crew members of an Indian vessel in in Iran's Southern waters in the Jask county, provincial official Ali Mehrani announced on Wednesday.

"The vessel, which was carrying a sugar load, was headed to the Port of Sohar, Oman, which changed its direction towards Iran's waters due to storms, weather conditions, and technical defects," Mehrani said.

He pointed out that the general condition of the crew members is good, saying that the vessel went down four miles from Gabrik, Jask, and sank due to a fracture.

Jask County is located 400 km east of Bandar Abbas, the capital of Hormuzgan Province.