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Iran Navy provides safety for 2,500 vessels in high seas: Sayyari

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Bushehr, June 8, IRNA -- Iran Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habbibollah Sayyari said on Wednesday that so far 41 Iranian fleets dispatched to the Gulf of Aden have succeeded to provide safety of 2,500 cargo and tanker vessels in open seas.

Speaking in a local gathering in this southern province, Sayyari said presence of pirates in the region has led to the lack of security in the Gulf of Aden.

'The Iranian Navy is safeguarding the country's sources and interests in high seas,' stressed the commander.

He added that presently, the 41st flotilla, consisting of Lavan logistic warship and Shaheed Naqdi destroyer, was dispatched to the Gulf of Adan to safeguard maritime routes used by cargo ships and tankers.

Sayyari stressed that currently the Iranian Navy has attained self-sufficiency in maintaining and repairing its vessels as well as constructing and modernization of missile carriers, destroyers and other equipment.

He added the Iranian Navy would unveil its latest surface and sub-surface vessels by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2017).


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