The 680ft vessel caught fire under "mysterious circumstances" at around 2.25 a.m. local time on Wednesday, reported Tasnim News Agency.
Human rights groups have warned that poor workers in the Gulf cannot properly practise social distancing due to their poor living and working conditions.
Iran's top diplomat said his country was not interested in escalation, but Iranians "will defend ourselves" and such an escalation would mean "painful consequences" for both sides.
"We get carried away by our weapons, firepower, superiority, technology, all this kind of stuff, and we fail to look at the human factor," diplomat Robert Oakley told Newsweek in 2003.
"I'm not a military man, but what I can tell you is that we do not fire missiles out of small boats," said Iran's U.N. ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi.
Central Command said a U.K. coalition general's comments "run counter to the identified credible threats available to intelligence from U.S. and allies regarding Iranian backed forces in the region."
U.K. Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt told reporters that "we are very worried about the risk of a conflict happening by accident, with an escalation that is unintended, really on either side."
The drills were designed "to protect the territorial waters of our country, maintain lines of communication and promote the flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran."
"We pose no threat to any country but if the enemies seek to implement their malicious intentions and attack us we will be absolutely aggressive," the Revolutionary Guards ground forces chief said.
"The Taylor offshore spill is threatening to overtake BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster as the largest ever," according to The Washington Post.
President Donald Trump has refused to put at risk the United States' lucrative arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
Bahrain's foreign minister surprised observers by saying that "the Syrian government is the ruler in Syria, and we work with countries even if we disagree with them."
In the days after the fire, residents rummaged through the debris, searching for salvageable belongings amid the destruction.
Saudi Arabia's crown prince reportedly accused Turkey of wanting a new caliphate and Iran of exporting revolution.
But at least the kids might have liked it.
All drivers employed by Uber and its Dubai-based counterpart, Careem, were male.
Saudi Arabia led the military intervention to reinstate Saleh's deputy Hadi as the legitimate ruler.
Riyadh's Mohammed bin Nayef Care Center offers a controversial de-radicalization strategy.
The Hariri melodrama was a warning shot to Iran from Riyadh and its Arab allies.
The future Saudi leader is modernizing the Gulf Kingdom, and readers are buying into it.
Iran is looking to project its military power and establish ties abroad at a time when the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia have tried to isolate it.