Tehran, Jan. 24 (AP) A Tanzanian cargo ship sank on a jetty in the southern Iranian port of Assaluyeh on Tuesday, state media reported.
The official news agency IRNA said the vessel named Anil capsized because the containers on board were incorrectly configured at the port’s Pier 9. The port has more than two dozen docks.
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IRNA said rescue teams moved the ship’s crew to safety. It was not elaborated.
Iran and Tanzania do less than $100 million in trade a year. The port is the main shipping hub for gas and petrochemicals produced in Iran and is located about 940 kilometers (580 mi) south of the capital Tehran.
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Iran’s imports and exports have slowed due to banking and oil sanctions imposed by the US after President Donald Trump pulled the US out of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers in 2018. (AP)
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