Dec. 16, 2021Updated: Dec. 16, 2021 1:49 a.m.

1of6On this handout {photograph} from the U.S. Navy, a standard dhow crusing vessel suspected of smuggling medicine burns within the Gulf of Oman on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. The U.S. Navy mentioned Thursday it rescued 5 Iranians suspected of smuggling medicine after they apparently set hearth to their stash on board a standard crusing vessel off the coast of Oman, although one stays lacking. (U.S. Navy by way of AP)AP

In this handout photograph from the U.S. Navy, a traditional dhow sailing vessel suspected of smuggling drugs burns in the Gulf of Oman on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. The U.S. Navy said Thursday it rescued five Iranians suspected of smuggling drugs after they apparently set fire to their stash on board a traditional sailing vessel off the coast of Oman, though one remains missing. (U.S. Navy via AP)2of6On this handout {photograph} from the U.S. Navy, a standard dhow crusing vessel suspected of smuggling medicine burns within the Gulf of Oman on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. The U.S. Navy mentioned Thursday it rescued 5 Iranians suspected of smuggling medicine after they apparently set hearth to their stash on board a standard crusing vessel off the coast of Oman, although one stays lacking. (U.S. Navy by way of AP)AP3of6

In this handout photograph from the U.S. Navy, a traditional dhow sailing vessel suspected of smuggling drugs burns in the Gulf of Oman as American sailors from the USS Sirocco approach it on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. The U.S. Navy said Thursday it rescued five Iranians suspected of smuggling drugs after they apparently set fire to their stash on board a traditional sailing vessel off the coast of Oman, though one remains missing. (U.S. Navy via AP)4of6On this handout {photograph} from the U.S. Navy, a standard dhow crusing vessel suspected of smuggling medicine burns within the Gulf of Oman as American sailors from the united statesSirocco strategy it on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. The U.S. Navy mentioned Thursday it rescued 5 Iranians suspected of smuggling medicine after they apparently set hearth to their stash on board a standard crusing vessel off the coast of Oman, although one stays lacking. (U.S. Navy by way of AP)AP

In this handout photograph from the U.S. Navy, American sailors from the USS Sirocco rescue Iranians from a burning traditional dhow sailing vessel suspected of smuggling drugs in the Gulf of Oman on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. The U.S. Navy said Thursday it rescued five Iranians suspected of smuggling drugs after they apparently set fire to their stash on board a traditional sailing vessel off the coast of Oman, though one remains missing. (U.S. Navy via AP)5of6On this handout {photograph} from the U.S. Navy, American sailors from the united statesSirocco rescue Iranians from a burning conventional dhow crusing vessel suspected of smuggling medicine within the Gulf of Oman on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. The U.S. Navy mentioned Thursday it rescued 5 Iranians suspected of smuggling medicine after they apparently set hearth to their stash on board a standard crusing vessel off the coast of Oman, although one stays lacking. (U.S. Navy by way of AP)AP6of6

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy mentioned Thursday it rescued 5 Iranians suspected of smuggling medicine after they apparently set hearth to their stash on board a standard crusing vessel off the coast of Oman, although one stays lacking.

The Navy launched aerial surveillance footage exhibiting the standard ship, often known as a dhow, because it sailed within the Gulf of Oman on Wednesday. Smoke pours from the vessel after these on board apparently set the hearth, with an explosion rocking the ship.

Sailors from the patrol craft USS Sirocco later arrived, rescuing the lads. Sailors additionally recovered over 1,745 kilograms (3,850 kilos) of cannabis, 500 kilograms (1,100 kilos) of methamphetamine and 30 kilograms (66 kilos) of heroin. The Navy valued the recovered medicine as price $14.7 million.

Sailors consider that represented solely half of all of the medicine on board the dhow, with the remainder burning up or sinking with the vessel, mentioned Cmdr. Timothy Hawkins, a spokesperson for the U.S. Navy’s Mideast-based fifth Fleet.

The 5 Iranians rescued from the dhow acquired medical therapy and have been handed over to authorities in Oman, the Navy mentioned. Iran didn’t instantly acknowledge the incident Thursday.

The Navy and allied forces within the area conduct anti-narcotic patrols all through Mideast waterways. Smugglers typically use dhows to move heroin from Afghanistan and different medicine quietly via the area.