Breaking News Largest ship in Iranian navy [IRIS Kharg] catches fire and sinks in Gulf of Oman

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Hope there were no casualties.

Turkey can sell Iran fleet support vessels, TAIS auxilary ship sold to India;
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What the hell happened for such a huge ship to sink so easily?
It had to be a hell of an explosion for that to happen...
 

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What the hell happened for such a huge ship to sink so easily?
It had to be a hell of an explosion for that to happen...
Simple fires left unattended are sufficient to cause the ship to sunk there is no need for an explosion. this one seems to start from the engine room looking at judging by the location of the smokes. Engine room is one of the most likely place for a fire to start and usually equipped with CO2-chemical-water fire suppressants (in ideal cases), emergency doors to close and isolated walls to withstand a fire an hour or longer.

Considering how well Iranian Navy is known for their safety procedures and training of the personnel, it was a magic this did not to happen earlier.

A fire is one of first the unwanted accident to happen at sea, it is ironic despite of being surrounded by water it is quite hard to put fires off on the ships once they have progressed.
I am sure @Cabatli_53 or @Zafer can tell better.
 

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Simple fires left unattended are sufficient to cause the ship to sunk there is no need for an explosion. this one seems to start from the engine room looking at judging by the location of the smokes. Engine room is one of the most likely place for a fire to start and usually equipped with CO2-chemical-water fire suppressants (in ideal cases), emergency doors to close and isolated walls to withstand a fire an hour or longer.

Considering how well Iranian Navy is known for their safety procedures and training of the personnel, it was a magic this did not to happen earlier.

A fire is one of first the unwanted accident to happen at sea, it is ironic despite of being surrounded by water it is quite hard to put fires off on the ships once they have progressed.
I am sure @Cabatli_53 or @Zafer can tell better.
Fire fire fire! this is what a crew member yells to warn others of a fire on civilian ships. I don't remember the exact process to handle fire at see as it has been a while since the last time I was on a ship. The fire must be extinguished with the right type of extinguisher as the wrong one can cause the fire to grow bigger. Water can cause electrical short circuit and cause more damage, CO2 is only kept at certain places like the engine rooms as its automatic system is pretty expensive. Powder is not as effective and all. What kills people on ships in a fire is usually suffocation. But what kills a ship is above my pay grade :). I guess the fire kills the ship if it is not interfered. If you let the fire rage on metal surfaces they will melt sooner or later if not some explosion makes a shortcut to the end of the game. Iranian ship was probably not equipped with the right amount of equipment to make the ship cheaper as the ship was also very old and built with lower standards of the olden times. As the ship was old there was probably not enough effort made to save the ship either. My two cents.
 
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Simple fires left unattended are sufficient to cause the ship to sunk there is no need for an explosion. this one seems to start from the engine room looking at judging by the location of the smokes. Engine room is one of the most likely place for a fire to start and usually equipped with CO2-chemical-water fire suppressants (in ideal cases), emergency doors to close and isolated walls to withstand a fire an hour or longer.

Considering how well Iranian Navy is known for their safety procedures and training of the personnel, it was a magic this did not to happen earlier.

A fire is one of first the unwanted accident to happen at sea, it is ironic despite of being surrounded by water it is quite hard to put fires off on the ships once they have progressed.
I am sure @Cabatli_53 or @Zafer can tell better.
You're right.

According to Western sources, the crew tried to extinguish the fire for 20 hours before they had to evacuate the vessel. Why was no other Iranian ship sent out to help control the fire? Don't they have rescue ships or something like that to assist in such cases?
 

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You're right.

According to Western sources, the crew tried to extinguish the fire for 20 hours before they had to evacuate the vessel. Why was no other Iranian ship sent out to help control the fire? Don't they have rescue ships or something like that to assist in such cases?
Rescue ships' don't really help for internal fires too, in fact you can end up sinking the ship while trying to put the fire out. The best to do is evacuate personnel and leave some firefighting team
The fire reportedly started at night time and the ship was already abandoned in the morning. I really doubt if this is the case. It has burnt for hours then started to sink.
 
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