Iran Army Confirms Martyrdom of Sailor after Incident in South
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian Army Navy’s Public Relations Department on Monday confirmed that a serviceman was martyred and several others were injured during a naval exercise in the country’s southern waters.
Yesterday afternoon, an incident happened to the Konarak support vessel during a naval drill with other ships in waters near Iran's southern Jask port, the department said in a statement.
The Konarak is a Hendijan-class support ship.
It added that one serviceman was martyred and several others were injured as a result of the tragic incident.
The Iranian Army’s Public Relations Department further said that the cause of the incident is under investigation.
Iran regularly holds exercises in its southern waters, which are close to the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf through which 20% of the world’s oil passes.