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Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:44 AM

7 ships on fire at the Bushehr port in southern Iran

Iran says at least 7 ships have been burnt after a large fire at the Bushehr port in southern Iran. The cause is unknown.


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Reply 7 ships on fire at the Bushehr port in southern Iran (Original post)
fleur-de-lisa Jul 15 OP
lagomorph777 Jul 15 #1
sarisataka Jul 15 #9
lagomorph777 Jul 15 #10
sarisataka Jul 15 #11
fleur-de-lisa Jul 15 #2
Mike 03 Jul 15 #3
BComplex Jul 15 #4
COLGATE4 Jul 15 #6
fleur-de-lisa Jul 15 #7
Backseat Driver Jul 15 #8
Laelth Jul 15 #5

Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:45 AM

1. Another Israeli bomb?

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 10:34 AM

9. Why would Israel

Drop a bomb on some beached dhows?

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 10:35 AM

10. I should've read the article. It said "ships" and I thought this would mean real ships.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 10:39 AM

11. Yes, the headline is not inaccurate but

It is misleading.

It is not difficult to see how a fire on a single boat would easily spread to the others. I doubt there was anything nefarious about this fire.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:48 AM

2. Lots of US intelligence types are following this and commenting on social media . . .

At least seven ships have been burned at the Bushehr port in southern Iran, the Tasnim news agency reported on Wednesday. No casualties have been reported so far, the agency said.

Initially, three ships were set ablaze the official IRNA news agency reported but that number later rose to seven, Tasnim said.

There have been several explosions and fires around Iranian military, nuclear and industrial facilities since late June. On Friday, an explosion was heard in western Tehran, the official IRIB news agency reported, citing online reports.

IRIB did not provide any additional information about the cause of the blast or possible casualties. Electricity was cut in the area of the explosion in suburbs west of Tehran, IRIB reported.

In addition, two people were killed in an explosion at a factory in the south of Tehran, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

Last Thursday, a fire broke out at a ground level building at Iran's underground Natanz facility, the centerpiece of the country's uranium enrichment programme, which authorities said had caused significant damage.

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/iran/three-ships-on-fire-at-southern-iranian-port-state-media-reports-1.8996481

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:54 AM

3. Kicking for interest, to see if anyone can shed light on this. nt

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:58 AM

4. I can't shed light, but we have a ship burning in San Diego, also.

Wondering if they could be related?

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Response to BComplex (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 10:04 AM

6. Yep. Fire is involved in both

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Response to BComplex (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 10:07 AM

7. See Post #2

"There have been several explosions and fires around Iranian military, nuclear and industrial facilities since late June. On Friday, an explosion was heard in western Tehran, the official IRIB news agency reported, citing online reports."

Coincidence?

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Response to BComplex (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 10:13 AM

8. Be careful about what "coincidences" one might tie together.../eom


"I would do anything for love - but I won't do that?"

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 10:03 AM

5. k&r for visibility. n/t

-Laelth

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