News Code: 3243

Date of Release: 2020-05-11

19 Navy personnel killed, 15 others injured in accident to Navy frigate

Some 19 Navy personnel have been martyred with some 15 others injured in an accident happened to an Iranian vessel in the course of drills in southern Iran, the Navy said in a statement on Monday. The statement said that those injured are in satisfactory conditions. Rescue and relief operations began soon after the incident […]

Some 19 Navy personnel have been martyred with some 15 others injured in an accident happened to an Iranian vessel in the course of drills in southern Iran, the Navy said in a statement on Monday.

The statement said that those injured are in satisfactory conditions.

Rescue and relief operations began soon after the incident and the injured persons were evacuated and sent to medical centers, the statement said.

The accident happened to the “Konarak” vessel during a military drill in the waters of Jask Port in southern Iran.

Expert investigations are underway about the cause of the incident, the statement said, asking everyone to avoid raising speculations.

Iran’s official explained the details of the recent cyber-attack

Iran’s Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Rastad Revealed the details of the cyber-attack on the Shahid Rajaei port.

Speaking to ILNA news agency, the Managing Director of Ports and Maritime Organization stated that a recent cyber-attack failed to penetrate the Ports and Maritime Organization’s systems (PMO) and was only able to infiltrate and damage a number of private operating systems at the ports.

“The organization is well protected, but still needs to continuously strengthen and update the layers of protection to minimize the risk of a cyber-attack,” he added.

Iran’s Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development stated that he did not have any information about the origin of the cyber-attack.

Mohammad Rastad said “Currently, the distribution of cargo in northern ports is good; although the performance of all southern ports is negative.”

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