Ship sinks in Iran’s Shahid Rajaei Port

Ship sinks in Iran’s Shahid Rajaei Port

PHOTO CREDIT: ISNA

A general cargo ship laden with 153 containers has capsized while berthed in Shahid Rajaei Port, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

Local Iranian media reports the 4,400dwt Comoros-flagged SL Star, operated by the UAE-based Sea Link Shipping, sank on Tuesday.

Ship sinks in Iran’s Shahid Rajaei Port

PHOTO CREDIT: ISNA

14 crew members were reportedly onboard, most of them being Indians, when the incident occurred. All of them were however rescued in good time. 

The Iranian authorities have launched an investigation into the cause of the mishap.