BANDAR ABBAS, July 14 (MNA) – Deputy-director for Sea Affairs of Hormozgan Ports and Maritime Administration has said they saved a foreign ship caught in fire in Siri Island waters.

Mehdi Noferesti told Mehr News local correspondent that on July 11, Perun, an Iraqi ship coming from Umm Qasr port city in southern Iraq and bound for Jebel Ali in the UAE, communicated a blaze in the ship through radio communications 13 miles south of Siri Island. The ship was carrying loads of sugar.

“Bandar Abbas Maritime Search and Rescue Center sent Rescuer 10 to the spot, immediately upon receiving the request for aid, while coordinating IRGC Navy Forces and passer-by international ships and communicating to Siri Island Maritime Center,” added Noferesti, “we also sent a tugboat to the spot for rescue operation.”

“The rescue team evacuates the injured crew and then moves to Abu Musa Island in 02:09 morning, which, again the ship communicates to the rescuer 10 that blaze had flared again and all crew had left the ship, jumping to the sea,” Noferesti said. “NEDSA rescue ship saved the crew members in 02:40 morning. Two crews were injured and were in critical conditions and were airlifted from Lengeh to Shahid Mohammadi hospital,” he added.

“The remaining crew members were carried by NEDSA around 5 AM and received in an inn in Abu Musa Island, and two firefighter teams were sent to extinguish the blaze,” the official commented.

Noferesti added that currently 19 crews “are in full health; 1 injured receives treatments, and 1 crew died of severe burning hours ago.”




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