Iranian frigate Jamaran shot and sank another Navy vessel
According to the reports, during a military exercise, the Iranian Navy frigate “Jamaran” shot and sank another Navy vessel “Konarak” by accident and killed about 40 of its personnel on board.
Konarak was reportedly tasked with placing targets within the firing zone. But when the cruise missile was fired, Konarak had not distanced itself enough from the designated target, so the missile locked on the vessel.
Iranian officials have neither confirmed nor denied the reports.
There have also been images of injured crewmen being taken to a hospital in Chabahar.
Jamaran, weighing 1200 tons with 90 meters length and 10 meters in widths and 140 personnel, is supposedly the first Iranian-made frigate that was delivered to Iran’s Navy in a ceremony attended by Ayatollah Khamenei, the leader of the Islamic Republic.