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Iran navy's largest ship sinks after fire in Gulf of Oman

The Navy said the crew safely evacuated before the Kharg sank near the southern Iranian port city of Jask.

The Iranian navy's biggest ship sank on Wednesday after catching fire in the Gulf of Oman, state news outlets reported. 

The Iranian navy said in a statement that one of the Kharg’s systems caught fire off the southern Iranian port city of Jask, according to the semi-official Tasnim News Agency. The ship was en route to international waters for a “training naval operation” when the fire started in the engine room around 11 a.m. local time. 

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