Tehran (IP) - Ayatollah Khamenei, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, sent a message to Major General Seyyed Abdul Rahim Mousavi, Chief Commander of the Army while condoling the martyrdom of the sailors in the painful ship incident in Konark, ordered the relevant authorities to clarify the dimensions of this incident.

Iran PressIran News: Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, in a message to Major General Seyyed Abdul Rahim Mousavi, Chief Commander of the Army condoled the martyrdom of the sailors in the painful ship incident in Konark and ordered the relevant authorities to clarify the dimensions of this incident, identify the possible culprits, and take the necessary measures to prevent the recurrence of such damaging and bitter incidents.

The full text of the message of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei is as follows:

In the name of God

Major General Mousavi, Chief Commander of the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran

The painful incident for the Konarak ship, which led to the mass martyrdom of the Navy forces, is very bitter and unfortunate for me. Although the hardworking staff who have lost their lives during a difficult and honorable service are rewarded by God the All-Mighty, the grief of losing loved ones for their families and the loss of hard-working young people are considered as the heavy pain for Iran's Naval Force.

I offer my condolences to those bereaved families and ask God for their patience and healing, and I ask the relevant authorities to clarify the dimensions of this incident, identify the possible culprits, and take the necessary measures to prevent the recurrence of such damaging and bitter incidents.

According to a report by the Navy's Public Relations Department on Monday, May 10, during a naval exercise by a number of Navy vessels in Jask and Chabahar waters, the Konarak light vessel had an accident, killing 19 numbers of Navy personnel.

During this incident,19 people were martyred and 15 others were wounded.

Following this incident, the ship was transferred to the maritime port of the region for technical investigations.

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