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Iran Sinks One of its Own Warships

"Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him." Ps.37:7

An Iranian warship early this week accidentally struck a sister ship with a missile during an exercise, killing 19 sailors and wounding 15 others. The incident took place during training in the Gulf of Oman, a sensitive waterway that connects to the Strait of Hormuz through which about a fifth of the world's oil passes. Iran regularly conducts exercises in the area. The Konarak, a support ship, which was taking part in the exercise, was too close to a target during an exercise on Sunday 10 May 2020 when the incident happened. The vessel had been putting targets out for other ships to target. The incident took place near the port of Jask, some 790 miles southeast of Tehran, in the Gulf of Oman. A local hospital admitted 12 sailors and treated another three with slight wounds. Iranian media said the Konarak had been overhauled in 2018 and was able to launch sea and anti-ship missiles. Iranian media rarely report on mishaps during its exercises, signaling the severity of the incident. (VFI News)