Tanker catches fire near Iranian coast

Maria Novoselova / Vestnik Kavkaza

Tanker called White Pearl has caught fire near Assaluyeh on Iran's Gulf coast on August 10, Iranian state media reported, adding that all crew members were safe.

"Twenty-two of the ship's crew have been rescued by Iranian rescue teams after the ship's captain requested assistance from the port authorities," state TV quoted a local ports official as saying.

The official said that the tanker, carrying 40,000 tons of liquefied petroleum gas, had experienced "a problem in the engine room due to a fire."

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