An Iranian naval vessel known as the Talayieh, which was still under construction, capsized in dry dock at the Bandar Abbas port in southern Iran recently, according to initial reports on Monday.
Iranian Navy ship named Talayieh which was still under construction was capsized in the dry dock in Bandar Abbas. One person is reportedly killed in the incident. pic.twitter.com/0LFLLEZxMd— Mehdi H. (@mhmiranusa) December 5, 2021
Video reportedly from the scene shared on social media showed a naval vessel on its side. People could be seen hanging onto railings along the side of the ship tipped upwards. According to the reports on social media, at least one person was killed in the incident.
Satellite imagery captured by Planet on December 4 and shared by Chris Biggers, mission applications director at the HawkEye 360 data analytics company, appeared to show the vessel capsized as well.
The report has not been confirmed by Iranian officials.
On Sunday, three vessels from the Pakistani Navy arrived at Bandar Abbas to strengthen relations between Iran and Pakistan and conduct joint exercises, according to Iranian media.
This is not the first time this year that an Iranian naval vessel was damaged in an accident.
In June, Iran's Kharg warship caught fire and sank near the port of Jask in southeastern Iran.