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Commander: Iran's navy conducts escorts for 10,000 cargo ships, oil tankers

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Abadan, March 16, IRNA -- Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that his forces have conducted a total of 150 escort operations for 10,000 cargo ships and oil tankers in the free waters.

"We have conducted 150 escort operations for 10,000 cargo ships and oil tankers in the outgoing Iranian year," Sayyari told reporters on the sidelines of opening an exhibition of the Navy.

The 44th Navy Flotilla returned home last week after spending 150 days of sailing in Southern Indian and Atlantic oceans.

"Russia hosted us in the Caspian Sea over past three days and concurrent with that another flotilla of the Navy was present in Oman Sea and it is now trying to reach India's Kochin port and concurrent with that there was a program for hosting Pakistani flotilla in Bandar Abbas which showed the capacity and power of the navy in marine diplomacy.

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