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35thOVI Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2024 1:16 p.m. PST

May this be the fate of all the Iranian Navy.

Subject: Iranian warship Sahand capsizes in dock after 'accident'


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Stryderg07 Jul 2024 2:00 p.m. PST

Unfortunately, two sailors were lost.
But, yeah, one less ship is a good thing.

Hitman07 Jul 2024 3:24 p.m. PST

Were they "ships of the desert"?

Sorry, I just couldn't resist!!

Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2024 5:41 p.m. PST

Not much above water, we will not see this one for a while. I like that the cause was "water infiltration"!

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2024 7:05 p.m. PST

Somebody was not doing their bilge checks!

HMS Exeter07 Jul 2024 10:26 p.m. PST

Iran's politics shifted to the left.
Sahand shifted to Port.
Synchronicity.

David Manley08 Jul 2024 6:15 a.m. PST

Oops! But not totally unheard of, I'm aware of similar incidents in Canada, India, the UK and the US to name but four, so they are in good company (at least it wasn't an SSN!)

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2024 7:01 a.m. PST

Well the ship may have had help … e.g. SEALs, etc., or a number of any others nation scuba units.

BrianW08 Jul 2024 9:57 a.m. PST

That sort of incident happens frequently to Third World flagged freighters in Third World ports. I'm not convinced that outside help was necessary in this instance.

Personal logo McKinstry Supporting Member of TMP Fezian08 Jul 2024 2:22 p.m. PST

It is worth remembering that Iran's two militaries (regular and IRGC) are both relatively poor in terms of actual equipment and personnel quality particularly in terms of technical competence. Add in that the least competent, most religiously fanatic branch, the IRGC, gets first crack at funding and it isn't surprising that things such as helicopter crashes and dismal shipyard outcomes occur on a fairly regular basis.

The beyond dismal performance of Iranian drones and missiles in their essentially zero for three hundred plus attack on Israel should be all the proof needed that the more any nation/service/leader blusters, the results tend to vary in inverse proportion to the volume of hot air.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2024 5:55 p.m. PST

(regular and IRGC) are both relatively poor in terms of actual equipment and personnel quality particularly in terms of technical competence.
Very true … like many in that and nearby regions. We have seen their incompetence many times in the past.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2024 8:13 a.m. PST

Couldn't happened to more deserving people, except the Russians.

SBminisguy10 Jul 2024 10:41 a.m. PST

Add in that the least competent, most religiously fanatic branch, the IRGC, gets first crack at funding

Yep, because the IRGC is the Iranian equivalent of the SS who are focused primarily on regime survival and carrying out the dirty deeds of the regime.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2024 10:56 a.m. PST

SB +1

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