Although IRISL confirmed the grounding of the Iranian vessel, they denied the collision between the Iranian one and the Indonesia-flag bulk carrier Samudra Sakti I that also grounded in the area.
The Iranian statement reported that "A ship from the Islamic Republic of Iran's shipping fleet ran aground on May 12 while crossing the Strait of Singapore due to technical problems, but fortunately no casualties or environmental damage were reported."
They added that the situation is now under control and measures have been taken to prevent a possible environmental pollution and enable the ship to float again.
IRISL aded that the loss of the ship is covered under "credited international insurances.”
To remind, the incident between the two vessels took place the previous week,when the Shahraz was reported to be sailing from Port Klang Malaysia to Shanghai, China while the was Samudra Sakti I was sailing from Belawan to Bayah.
Following, Indonesian authorities stated that the Samura Sakti I was successfully refloated and moved to an anchorage. An inspection was ongoing but there was no visible damage to this vessel.