Iran suffered another humiliating disaster after its largest naval ship, which it calls a naval training support vessel, was destroyed in a fire. The fire happened near the port of Jask and rumors circulated throughout the night. 

The disaster was confirmed in the morning at Tasnim News in Iran and other sources reported the same. Iran says that “measures were taken to extinguish the fire, the trained personnel disembarked and were taken to shore.” It is the last fire to destroy an important Iranian asset.

It is not clear if the fire was accidental but tensions have loomed over the region for the last year amid reports of various attacks on vessels of Iran and Israel as well as Iranian harassment of US ships. Iranian ships swarmed a US Coast Guard vessel in April and the US seized an Iranian shipment of weapons on a Dhow in May.  Read More: Jerusalem Post

Another Massive Fire Erupts At An Iranian Oil Refinery

A large fire erupted late on Wednesday afternoon at an oil refinery near Iran’s capital, Tehran, which followed news from earlier in the day that the nation’s largest warship sank after it caught fire in the Gulf of Oman.

“The fire struck the state-owned Tondgooyan Petrochemical Co. to the south of Tehran, said Mansour Darajati, the director-general of the capital’s crisis management team,” The Associated Press reported. “Firefighters believe it struck a pipeline for liquefied petroleum gas at the facility, Darajati told Iranian state television. He did not elaborate.” Read More: Daily Wire

FREE COPY: Understanding the threat from Iran

Covering the threat from Iran to Israel and the West, plus the plight of the Iranian people: Read our Operation Mordecai campaign booklet online or receive a FREE copy by post.

Subscribe to start receiving FREE TORCH magazines from CUFI UK