All however one of many 30 crew members of sunken vessel rescued and operations proceed, Iranian official says.

A cargo ship from the United Arab Emirates with 30 crew on board has sunk in Gulf waters off the coast of Iran, in line with Iranian media.

The incident some 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the port of Asalouyeh triggered a search-and-rescue operation in heavy seas, with all however one of many individuals on board delivered to security as efforts continued on Thursday, Iran’s official IRNA information company stated,

“Twenty-nine crew members have up to now been saved, and rescue operations are persevering with to search out one other workforce member,” an official from Iran’s Bushehr province informed IRNA, which reported that the ship was transporting vehicles.

Jahangir Dehghani stated two Iranian rescue vessels had been current on the scene of the accident and that meteorologists reported wind speeds of 70km/h (43 mph).

Dubai-based Salem Al Makrani Cargo Firm had earlier informed Reuters information company that its ship sank on account of dangerous climate. The spokesperson of the agency stated it was involved with Asalouyeh port authorities.

“Due to the unfavourable climate and excessive winds”, the ship sank earlier than three rescue vessels may attain its location, a neighborhood maritime safety official informed IRNA.

Iran’s climate service had put out a purple alert on Wednesday for top winds and heavy seas within the waters off Asalouyeh.