An Iraqi security source said on Wednesday evening that an Iraqi ship caught fire in the Persian Gulf waters, killing nine of its crew, Al-Maloumah reported.

Iran PressMiddle East: Iraqi media outlets Ain al-Iraq and Mawazin News reported Wednesday that the Iraqi ship was carrying crude oil and had caught fire in Persian Gulf waters.

Nine crew members of the Iraqi ship lost their lives in the fire.

According to the report, the cause of the fire has not been determined yet and the Iraqi government has not made any official statement in this regard. 219