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Iranian ship sinks on its way from Kuwait to Qatar

Kuwait
GDN Online Desk

An Iranian ship sank in the Arabian Gulf as it was on its way from Kuwait to Qatar, with six sailors aboard.

The cargo ship left Al Shuweikh seaport in Kuwait, heading to Doha harbour when it shipwrecked and sank near Shaikh Jaber Al Ahmed Causeway.

“All the Iranian crewmen who were sailing aboard the ship were rescued,” said Kuwait Ports Authority director-general Shaikh Yousef Al Abdullah Al Sabah Al Nasser Al Sabah, adding that the losses were material only.

A video recording posted by Kuwaiti Al Anba newspaper on its digital webpage showed the Iranian ship as it was sinking.

In a statement to Al Qabas newspaper, Shaikh Yousef said that he had ordered a detailed and thorough report into the incident for measures to be taken, based on its findings.

A team from the Kuwait Ports Authority was dispatched to the site of the incident to assess potential environmental impact due to the sinking ship.

A technical team working with Kuwait Petroleum Company also rushed to the location to deal with any oil leak.