Iran Navy sends 37th flotilla to high seas
Iran Press TV
Tue Dec 1, 2015 4:31PM
The 37th flotilla of the Iranian Navy has set off for high seas to safeguard maritime routes used by Iranian vessels operating in international waters.
The flotilla, consisting of Sabalan combat warship and Tunb logistic warship, left Bandar Abbas port in the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan on Tuesday on a mission in the high seas.
The Iranian Navy has overhauled Tunb logistic warship and equipped it with modern systems to embark on the mission.
The 36th fleet of the Iranian Navy, comprising Jamaran destroyer and the Bushehr logistic vessel, concluded its 76-day mission in the Gulf of Aden and returned home on Monday.
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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