Iranian Navy Frigate Capsizes During Repairs in Bandar Abbas


A Iranian navy light frigate, Sahand, has capsized while undergoing repairs in the southern port of Bandar Abbas, according to Iranian state media. The incident occurred while the vessel was alongside the wharf, with water ingress causing it to lose balance. However, the navy has reported that the ship is being quickly returned to balance.

Several people were taken to hospital with minor injuries, and state media published a photo of the capsized ship. The incident is believed to have been caused by a technical failure during the repair operation, and those responsible will face stern questioning.

Sahand is a Moudge-class frigate that entered service in 2018 and is part of the Southern Fleet of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy. The ship is named after the original Sahand, which was sunk by the US during Operation Praying Mantis in 1988. The warship was launched in 2012 and has been involved in various naval operations since its commissioning.

Simon Kent
Simon Kent
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