WORLD Iranian cargo ship sinks off Azerbaijani coast: state TV

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Iranian cargo ship sinks off Azerbaijani coast: state TV

Xinhua

06:19, July 27, 2019

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This file photo by Azerbaijan’s Turan news agency shows Iran’s Shabahang cargo vessel sailing in the Volga River near the Russian port of Astrakhan on February 23, 2019. (Photo: Agencies)

TEHRAN, July 26 (Xinhua) -- An Iranian cargo ship sank off Azerbaijan's eastern coast in the Caspian Sea on Friday, Iran's state TV reported.

The 600-ton merchant vessel has been carrying cargo between the Iranian port of Anzali and Russia's Astrakhan recently.

Ali Khedmatgozar, an Iranian maritime official in the northern province of Gilan, told state IRIB TV that the ship was carrying around 950 tons of tiles and ceramic products.

Khedmatgozar said all nine crew members were rescued by the Azerbaijani authorities.

The Iranian official did not reveal the specific cause of the incident but noted the ship had been fighting waves of up to three meters before sinking.


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