Saturday, June 09, 2007
Following devastating tropical storm, Cyclone Gonu, which hit Persian Gulf region a cargo ship sank in the coastal waters of Haghani jetty in Bandar Abbas on Wednesday, it was announced on Saturday. Speaking to IRNA, Colonel Asghar Ghotbzadeh said the ship had already been seized by coastal guards for illegal transport of crude oil. Following the incident, all crew on board were evacuated and are all in good health conditions, he said.Strongest tropical storm to hit Persian Gulf region in decades, Cyclone Gonu, that originated from Sea of Oman, lashed that country, including its capital and then hit Iranian islands and southern coast cities Wednesday afternoon. The speed of Gonu that was originally around 20 kilometers per hour with winds exceeding 200 KM/h was measured between fifty to sixty kilometers when it lashed Chabahar.