Iranian warship fends off pirate assault in Gulf of Aden

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Pirates on 5 boats attacked two Iranian oil tankers however have been repelled by military vessels, authorities mentioned.

Tehran, Iran – An Iranian warship has repelled pirates who have been attempting to take over two Iranian oil tankers within the Gulf of Aden, state tv mentioned.

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The commander of Iran’s navy, terming the incident “maritime terrorism”, mentioned on Saturday that the 2 tankers have been attacked by pirates commanding 5 boats.

Admiral Shahram Irani added {that a} group of military vessels that escorted the tankers, which included the Alborz destroyer, fended off the assault.

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“The attacking boats were forced to leave the scene and their offensive was repelled through the timely response of commandos” on board the vessels who shot at them, Irani mentioned.

According to Irani, the 2 unnamed tankers handed safely by the realm, which is now safe.

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Iran’s navy has prolonged the reach of its escort operations in recent times in an effort to guard its ships from Somali pirate assaults.

In June this 12 months, two Iranian military vessels, the Makran and Sahand, started what grew to become a journey that lasted greater than 4 months.

They sailed into the Atlantic Ocean for the primary time, main Washington to invest they could be heading for Venezuela.

They finally reached Russia’s Saint Petersburg to participate in a joint navy train.

The two domestically-built vessels arrived again within the Strait of Hormuz and ended their journey in Iranian waters in Bandar Abbas final month.


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