Iran and Venezuela Are Sinking Their Own Navy

A missile from an Iranian Navy frigate struck another Iranian frigate during a military exercise in the Sea of Oman. One frigate sank and at least 19 sailors died.

Above is the image of the Kenarak on fire after it was hit by a missile.

In January, Iran accidentally shot down a commercial Ukrainian passenger plane.

On January 10, 2018, the Iranian frigate Damavand, was returning to its home port of Bandar Anzali when waves and high winds forced her into a rocky jetty protecting the harbor. Two sailors died in the accident. In the weeks after, the Iranian military stripped Damavand of equipment as she broke apart on the rocks. The frigate had sank 18 days later.

On 5 August 2019, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy, said the destroyer has been fully revived and this has been done in 18 months. The admiral also said that Damavand would be returned to service before 19 March 2020. However, the hull of a similar ship has been seen in satellite images, being built at the Caspian Sea port of Bandar-e Anzali

In April, 2020, Venezuela sank one of its patrol boats when it rammed an ice breaking cruise ship.

The Columbian Navy allowed three gunboats to float away unmanned and they were captured by Venezuela.

SOURCES- NY Times, Wikipedia, Reuters
Written By Brian Wang,