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36th Iran Navy flotilla to be sent to high seas, says commander

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Tue 15 Sep 2015 - 13:43

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibolllah Sayyari said the 36th Flotilla of warships belonging to Iranian Navy would be sent to high seas in coming days.

The flotilla is comprised of Bushehr logistic warship and Jamaran Destroyer, he said.

The 35th flotilla of Iranian Navy consisted of Bandar Abbas auxiliary ship and Alvand destroyer which started its mission in high seas in July and now is returning to Iran after 90 days, he said.

In recent years, Iran's Navy has increased its presence in international waters to protect naval routes and provide security for merchant vessels and tankers.

In line with international efforts against piracy, the Iranian Navy has also been conducting patrols in the Gulf of Aden since November 2008 in order to safeguard merchant containers and oil tankers owned or leased by Iran or other countries.

Iran's Navy has managed to foil several attacks on both Iranian and foreign tankers during its missions in international waters.

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