UAE-flagged ship with 30 crew aboard reportedly capsizes off Iran coast

TEHRAN, Iran — An Emirati-flagged cargo ship capsized today in the Persian Gulf, Iranian state media reports.

The vessel was some 30 miles off the coast of Asaluyeh, the state-run IRNA news agency reports. IRNA says Iranian rescuers are trying to reach the vessel, which it says had 30 crew.

Search and rescue crews encountered rough and windy conditions at sea, port authorities tell IRNA.

Marine tracking data analyzed by The Associated Press suggests the vessel was the roll-on roll-off cargo ship Al Salmy 6. The Dubai-based company that owns the Al Salmy declines to immediately comment.

Images released by IRNA and Iranian state television match with the Al Salmy 6.

The US Navy’s 5th Fleet, which patrols in the Mideast, doesn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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